My mom would have been 92 today. She’s been with Jesus for about 5 1/2 years. What would she say to her family? Love each other! Help each other. Forgive. Seek Jesus. Show mercy. Life is short! Live for what’s eternal. What matters is God, people, and living for Jesus. Everything else will be gone in the blink of an eye. Earthly things will turn to dust. Money, accomplishments, possessions, honors, success will last as long as a flower in spring. Seek what will last forever: Intimacy with Christ. His truth revealed in the Holy Bible. Loving people. God’s will above all. Help me Father! Help me live for what is eternal. Life is so brief. I don’t have time to waste. Lead me in the paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. Change my heart where it needs to be changed. Holy Spirit help me submit to You and resist selfish living. I can’t live this way in my strength alone. Thank You for Your promise in 2 Peter 1:3, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” Thank You that one day I will be with my mom in heaven. Until then may your will be done in and through me.
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Yesterday was Father’s Day. My dad has been gone from earth for almost 20 years! I loved him much and his death was the first one that rocked my world. I wrote this at the time after seeing him in his coffin for the first time. It still teaches me today:
As I see your face there in the coffin,
one so dear to me…
The reality hits hard.
You’re truly gone.
Death does come.
If death has taken you, it will also take me.
It will take each one I know.
You’ve left this earth.
There is your lifeless body.
It’s the lack of sound that pricks my heart the most.
The body you left behind is an empty shell.
Where is your spirit?
Where is the living being that was you?
Praise God! You are with Jesus.
I can know your spirit lives because you trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ.
You accepted His payment for your sins.
Seeing your body teaches me this world is not my home.
This is hard to grasp but true.
We are here such a brief time.
You used to talk about how your life was just a breath, a vapor.
Now I see how true that is.
You were here such a short time though it was 81 years.
Those years were just a blink of the eye.
Will I accept this reality?
Will I live for what is eternal?
It’s so tempting to live for the moment, enjoy myself, be comfortable,
check items off my list without thought of eternity.
If I allow myself to see the shortness of time,
will I change anything?
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 (NIV)
“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.”James 4:14 (NLT)
‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:33 (NLT)
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
Life on earth is a mist,
A puff of air.
A flower that blooms for a day.
Eternity is forever.
With no end.
We are a moment in time.
A drop in the ocean.
What matters most?
Are we ready for eternity?
Are we prepared for what will never end?
Being prepared for our few years here is good, important.
Being prepared for eternity is essential.
It cannot be compared to what is happening on this earth.
The only tragedy is to leave here unprepared.
How can I be ready?
Jesus is the only way.
He opened the only door.
All we need is to believe in Him.
Trust His love.
Believe He died to make it possible to live with Him forever.
Where there will be no more sorrow, pain, tragedy, or loss.
It’s a free gift.
He will make all things new.
He will make everything okay.
He has redeemed us.
We only need to believe and receive His love.
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…” Acts 16:31