Exactly how far is it to Heaven, anyway? One mile? Ten miles? Ten thousand miles? Ten million miles? Let me show you how close Heaven and the God of Heaven is.
In May, 1984, my marriage was falling apart. Divorce seemed like the only logical solution. Prior to this, friends were concerned for our marriage. They told us about Victory Baptist Church. After attending for a few weeks and hearing Godís word, I began to wonder where I would spend eternity. One Tuesday night, when my wife was ready to go to work, I expressed my sincere desire for a divorce. Shortly after my wife left for work, two men from the church came to visit me.
They shared Godís plan of Salvation with me. They asked me if I realized that I was a sinner. They showed me scriptures from the Bible, For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans chapter 3, verse 23). They shared with me the consequences of sin and the precious Gift of God in Romans 6:23, For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
I realized that I was a sinner and needed to repent of my sins according to Acts 3:19, Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. That night I repented of my sins and accepted Christ as my Savior.
God not only saved me, a sinner, but He also saved my marriage.
So how far is it to Heaven? Just on the outskirts of sin. For sure, my sins have been forgiven by a holy and righteous God. My name is Myles Wagner and I have been happy to tell people that it is only one Myles to Heaven. My son is named Myles also. Since he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in January of 1994, my testimony changed to "Two Myles to Heaven". If I never see you again here on earth, will I see you in Heaven?
Myles and his wife, Betty, live in Fleetwood, Pa. If you would like to know more about the Savior that changed Myles' life, you are welcome to attend theLehigh Valley Baptist Church
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