It was the evening of November 13, 2015. A band called The Eagles of Death Metal were performing in Paris, France. The above photo was taken only moments before a group of Muslim terrorists shot and gutted 89 of these people.
As the crowd raised their hands to make the “horns of the devil” salute, the band screeched out the words to their song Kiss the Devil. “Who’ll love the devil? Who’ll sing his song?” The band and audience together shrieked, “I will love the devil and his song.”
Did these people consider what they were singing? Did they realize the meaning of the words that passed their lips just before they began running in the darkness to find exit? Did even one of them consider what their final words of praise meant? And when the 89 passed from this world into the next, could they begin to understand what their words and lives brought them for eternity?
The Bible says that it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). The decisions you make right now have lasting consequences, some of them for eternity. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2).