My wife went to a Black Friday sale that actually started at 6:00pm on Thursday. She followed the standard procedure of getting a ticket for the item she intended to buy, then going to stand in the proper line until the sale began. Shortly before 6:00pm, a lady close to her in line just realized that she needed a ticket. She had stood patiently in line for a long time, but she didn’t have the piece of paper that said she was entitled to purchase the desired product.
We don’t know how it turned out for the lady. Was she shown mercy and allowed to purchase the item without a ticket? Or did she have to leave her place in line and go through the standard procedure?
In any case, it just reminds us that we need Jesus to get into heaven. It’s tragic that so many people are waiting in line to enter eternity, yet they have not accepted Jesus as their savior.
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”—Acts 4:12.