Evie Tornquist Karlsson recorded a song some years ago that goes in part like this:

Many years have come and gone

Since He walked upon our ground

They say lives don’t last so long

So why’s His story hanging around . . .

Anybody here want-a live forever, say I do,

Anybody here want-a walk on golden streets, say I do,

Anybody here sick and tired of living like you do,

Anybody here want-a live forever, say I do.

It seems to be the wish of a host of people—immortality. The key to this dream of eternal existence boils down to one thing—what will we do with Jesus?

History records the words and deeds of a number of people, but they don’t live beyond their words or deeds unless they have believed on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the same for us today. We can do every earthly thing in our power to leave a legacy, but if we desire to live forever, we must say, “I do” to the saving power of Jesus’ blood shed on the Cross some 2000 years ago. So, does anybody here want to live forever?

 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)