Late one afternoon in 19th-century London, two sight-seeing soldiers went to visit the magnificent Westminster Cathedral but found its doors locked. Arthur Stanley, who had become dean of the Cathedral in 1863, was walking outside at the time and noticed them. When he learned that they couldn’t return the next day, he unlocked the door and gave them a personal tour.
As they walked through that awe-inspiring cathedral, Stanley talked about the honor of being immortalized by having one’s name inscribed on a monument inside. Then he added, “You may have a more enduring monument than this, for this building will molder into dust and be forgotten, but you, if your names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, will abide forever.” Before parting, he urged them to receive Christ as their Savior. “If we never meet on earth again,” he said, “we will certainly meet in heaven.” That day they made sure of their salvation.
Are you sure that your name appears in the Lamb’s Book of Life? When you accept Jesus as your Savior, your name will be immortalized on those heavenly pages. And according to Revelation 20:15, that book of names is the one place you will want your name to appear.
Our names are recorded in heaven—
Christ's death this high honor secures;
We now have been granted new standing,
Which faith in the Savior procures. —DJD
Your name is written in heaven by trusting Christ on earth.