Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The eternal destination
My "life verse", the one I count on every day, is Jeremiah 29:11. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope."
Today, as on all the most difficult days of my life, I am clinging to this verse. God knows the plan, and it is good. There is a good future in store for us, but it's not necessarily in this world.
There is a better life to come.
After five difficult days, my neighbor teeters on the edge of life and death. The family has been called in and I will leave shortly to help escort her into eternity, if that be God's will.
She is one breath from eternity, as are we all.
For those who have entrusted their lives and their future to the One who created us and holds time and eternity in His loving hands, we don't have to fear.
Sam Wiley said something yesterday that I hope I never forget. "This just shows we serve a loving God." In the midst of one of the most difficult times of his life, Sam knows the One in whom he has anchored his hope is faithful.
Indeed, we do serve a faithful God.
As you begin your day, remember Sam and his family as they wait to see what God has in store for this one they have loved so long. Take time, too, to consider your own life. Have you anchored your life, and your eternal destination, in the God who holds time in His loving hands?