“All good things must come to an end” – and that includes our lives! But, is death really the end? Have you ever asked yourself: “What will happen after I die?” The Bible gives us the answer: “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this … ” (Hebrews 9:27). So, when we die, there is an ‘after this’. In the words of a hymn: ‘time ends and then eternity’. The Lord Jesus spoke one day about a rich man. He lived. Then he died and was buried. Some might think that the Lord Jesus would have said: “And he was no more. He had ceased to exist”. But, the Lord Jesus did not so speak, for that is not the case. As we have learned from Hebrews 9, death is not the end. Others might think that the Lord Jesus would have said: “And the soul of the rich man went to heaven, the place to which everyone goes at death”. But, again, the Lord Jesus did not so speak, for that is not the case. Everyone does not automatically go to heaven at death. What did the Lord Jesus say? He said: “And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments” (Luke 16:23). How solemn! When he died, the rich man’s soul went to hell. Why? It was nothing to do with the fact that he was rich. Rather, it was everything to do with the fact that he had never repented of his sins. Hebrews 9 verse 27 continues: “After this the judgment”. For this man, the words of Hebrews 9 became a personal reality and an eternal tragedy. Death makes an appointment with men, but in Hebrews 9 verse 28, we are reminded of one man who made an appointment with death. The Lord Jesus Christ. Death had no claim upon Him, but He chose to die: “Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many”. The message of the Bible, the good news from God, is that the death of the Lord Jesus was a sacrifice to deal with sins. He died for the sins committed by others – and “whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Ahead of all of us is a meeting with God. The Bible instructs us: “Prepare to meet thy God” (Amos 4:12). Are you ready to meet Him? Will you meet Him as your Lord and Saviour? Or, will He be your Judge? The Bible speaks about our need of being saved. Saved from our sins. If you are not saved, I want to tell you of a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. He left the splendour of heaven to be born in Bethlehem. Some years later, He was nailed to an old rugged Cross outside Jerusalem’s city walls to die for sinners like you and like me that we might have salvation. It was to save us from our sins that Jesus was born: “Thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). It was to save us from our sins that Jesus died: “Christ died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3). Why did He love me? I never can tell. Why did He suffer to save me from hell? Nothing but infinite grace from above Could have conceived such a story of love. As you read this leaflet, you might ask yourself the questions: Am I saved or am I still in my sins? Am I going to heaven or am I going to hell? Let me explain very simply how you can have salvation. In the Bible, in Acts 16, a man asked: “What must I do to be saved?” The answer was given: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:30-31). Salvation is not by works or religion. They are quite insufficient to deal with our sins. I need to repent of my sins and realise that when the Lord Jesus Christ went to the Cross and died for sinners that He died for me. Recently, I was a patient in hospital. As I lay back amongst the rush of doctors and nurses, I thought to myself: “It’s a great thing to be in time and to know that my sins are forgiven!” The Bible says in 1 John 1 verse 7: “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin”. Are your sins forgiven? Do you enjoy peace with God? Life at best is very brief, Like the falling of a leaf, Like the binding of a sheaf, Be in time! Fleeting days are telling fast That the die will soon be cast, And the fatal line be passed, Be in time! Sinner, heed the warning voice, Make the Lord your final choice, Then all heaven will rejoice, Be in time! Come from darkness into light; Come, let Jesus make you right; Come and start for heaven tonight, Be in time!