An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

One of the Sure Things

(Psa 116:15 KJV)  Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

(Proverbs 26 also read)

As I began reading Psalm 116 my mind was on death.  One of the fixtures in our church left to be with Jesus.  I did not know him well.  His mind was not as sharp as he wanted.  He did not have a bold and aggressive step any more.  In the midst of that he always seemed to have a cheerful demeanor.  At his worse moments he was a positive presence.

No more.

As I worshiped and thought about the God we serve I was almost overwhelmed with joy at the prospects of eternity.  I don’t know if you have been to Forest Lawn in the Los Angeles area but they have this one building sized painting of the resurrection.  You sit down facing a curtain and the turn out the lights.  The next thing you know there is a spot light illuminated the empty tomb.  Before the presentation is over you have a massive, heavenly host revealed, fading into the distance.  

We will be a part of that.

So?  Physical death happens.  I could go any day.  So could you.  It is so reassuring to know I am ready.  Although I will regret being parted from my grandchildren, I rejoice in the eventual reunion.  It is a sure thing. 

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