Mr. Eternity - Monday's Sacrificing Dose - February 6th 2012

Monday's Sacrificing Dose - February 6th 2012
Mr. Eternity   

"Therefore He [Jesus] is able also to save to the
uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for
all time and eternity) those who come to God
through Him." - Hebrews 7:25 (Amplified Bible).

Perhaps you have heard of Arthur Malcolm Stace,
who became affectionately known as Mr. Eternity and
lived in Australia. Early in life he was an
alcoholic derelict who, before reaching middle age,
was converted through a rescue mission and later
himself became a street-corner preacher.

Shortly after becoming a Christian, he heard a sermon
entitled "Echoes of Eternity." He was so captivated
by the importance of the word "eternity" that he began
using his free time to spread the one-word message
across Sydney. "Eternity went ringing through my brain.
Even though I could scarcely write my own name, I felt
the divine urge to write this word."

Fifty times a day for over thirty years, Arthur Stace
wrote Eternity on the sidewalks of Sydney, usually
in the early morning, with white chalk and with
faultless script. When he passed away, the Sydney
morning newspaper carried a story of this unusual man
who had chalked Eternity on the city streets over
half a million times in that metropolis of significant
population. The thought of eternity impresses upon us
the seriousness with which we must regard our soul.

Multiplied thousands of Aussies saw this message on
Sydney sidewalks. Plus on the eve of the new
millennium celebrations more than a million people,
gathered around the Sydney Harbor Bridge, saw it
emblazoned in neon lights across the bridge. It was
also beamed around the world to more than two
billion TV viewers and shown again at the closing
ceremony of the Olympic Games later in the year.

Eternity. It is a powerful word with eternal
consequences. In his own simple but profound way,
Arthur Stace was posing the question, "Where will
you spend eternity?"

Eternity! Where will you spend it?

Prayer: "Our Loving Father in Heaven, thank you that
you have provided the way through the sacrifice of
your Son, Jesus, so that all who believe in and
accept him as their Savior have your promise and
guarantee of spending eternity with you in heaven.
Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team