In Georgia's Ogeechee River Mill we found ledger books from over 100 years ago cataloging sales and transactions that took place at the gristmill over the decades. Listening to the mill operator, we heard stories of how children swam in the river and picnicked on the banks while parents waited in line for corn to be milled.
These books record the history and transactions of lives in the sparsely populated rural area of Warrenton, GA. Your family may not be included in one of these books, but there is a ledger that I hope you will find your name in one day -- it's called the Book of Life. It, along with other of God's books, document your life from your first breath to your last. What tales will they tell of you?
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalm 139:16)
Your eternity is based on what is recorded in this book.
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. (Revelation 20:12)
You do not want to be judged solely on your works in life, because no one is good enough or righteous enough to get into heaven based on their actions alone. So, how does your name appear in the Book of Life?
“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved." (Acts 16:31)