At 99 years old, Leo Plass received his degree certificate from his university. He had stopped working on his teaching degree during the 1930s when he left university to get a job instead. Seventy-nine years later he completed the three credits necessary to graduate and resolved this unfinished business in his life.

Many of us can relate to Leo. Our unfinished business may include apologies left unsaid or, even more important, unfinished spiritual decisions. One of the criminals who was crucified with Jesus needed desperately to make such a decision. Just a few breaths away from dying, he realised who Jesus was and wanted to be with Him in heaven. He recognised his sin and Jesus’ innocence, and said, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom” (Luke 23:42). Jesus replied, “Assuredly, . . . today you will be with Me in Paradise” (v.43).

God does not want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9). His offer of salvation is open to anyone, regardless of age, health or stage in life. His offer is open to you. Don’t delay receiving Jesus as Saviour (2 Cor. 6:2). Resolve this important, unfinished business, and you’ll look forward to eternity with Him.

To be saved here means to be safe hereafter.


Jennifer Benson Schuldt


Our Daily Bread