He made every provision for his journey except how to get home

In the spring of 1981, a young man was flown
into desolate northern Alaska to photograph the
natural beauty and mysteries of the tundra.
He took along 500 rolls of film, several firearms,
and 1,400 pounds of provisions.

"As the months passed, the words in his diary
changed from wonder and fascination into a
nightmare. In August he wrote, 'I think I should
have used more foresight about arranging my
departure. I'll soon find out.' In November he
died in a nameless valley, by a nameless lake,
225 miles northeast of Fairbanks. An investigation
revealed that though he had carefully planned his
trip, he had made no provision to be flown out."

Difficult to imagine isn't it? How could anyone be
so foolish or even forgetful? He made every
provision for his journey except how to get home!

"How tragic," we say. And yet, how many of us make
every provision for life here on earth but no
preparation for our departure? God has warned us in
his Word, the Bible, that there is life after death ...
after which is God's judgment. And as he warned the
nation of Israel to prepare to meet God - Amos 4:12.
He warns us to do the same. We need to do this today.
After death it is too late. As God's Word also says,
"It is appointed unto men once to die, but after
this the judgment." - Hebrews 9:27.

And how do we prepare to meet God? By confessing our
sins to God and accepting his Son, Jesus, as our
personal Lord and Savior. Doing this is getting our
"passport to Eternity in Heaven." Whatever you do,
don't leave earth without it!