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The Best is Yet to Come


"Now he is comforted!" Luke 16:25

Poor suffering Lazarus had little comfort on earth--but he has plenty in Heaven. The discomfort he suffered here--must make his comfort there tenfold more sweet!

As it was with him, so will it be with us--we shall not lack comfort for long. We have much to comfort us now, even in our worst seasons--but the best is yet to come! The God of all comfort, who sends down drops of comfort now--will soon call us up to enter into the torrents of the fullness of His joy forever! Weeping may endure for a night--but joy comes in the morning. Soon our sufferings and sorrows will be forever ended!

What is Your "Bucket List?"

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside,
redeeming the time.
Colossians 4:5 NKJV

“Bucket List” was a popular movie, and the term is now commonly recognized as containing the things people would like to do before they die. It’s actually an interesting concept because you can tell a lot about where a person is spiritually by what they have on their personal bucket list.

Death: What's on the other side?

A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."

Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."

"You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?"

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Heading for the Finish Line

Galatians 1:3-4 NKJV
Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father."

Every good story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Every life, though, has a beginning, a middle, an end, and an ever after, an eternity. Paul here talks about the end of the Christ's life and the ever after of ours as believers.

Death... is such a hard thing

Prayer from Yeshua's Abigail

Abba, I have heard of so many deaths recently. So many loved ones lost. As Your children, we have hope that we will see our loved ones again. But sometimes we are unsure of where our loved ones really stand.

Abba, we know that You desire that none should perish. We know that You give every person ample chances to accept You. We also know that many who reject You are really rejecting a caricature of You. They have never really been shown who You really are.

We rely upon Your mercy, Abba, to show them the truth about You...even in those last moments of life. You see the hearts of people. You know if they are truly seeking You or not. Please reveal Yourself to those who are seeking.

When We are No Longer Invincible

My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26

The older I get, the more I become aware of my own frailties. When we’re young, particularly if we’ve been blessed with good health and strength, we fall into the trap of thinking we’re invincible: someone else may step into the street and get mowed down by a truck; someone else might get cancer and die before their thirtieth birthday; someone else may drop dead of a heart attack in the middle of shooting hoops with friends. But not us.

Why Did My Sister Die?

by Wes Moore

You may not know this, but Ted Turner once planned to be a Christian missionary (if you aren't aware, he is now a vocal atheist). His slide from faith started when his younger sister, Mary Jane, came down with a horrible disease. The National Review put it this way:

All his prayers for [Mary Jane's] recovery -- an hour a day, he said -- were for naught. "She used to run around in pain, begging God to let her die," he recalled. "My family broke apart. I thought, ‘How could God let my sister suffer so much?'" [1]

What "Death" will be to You -- If You are God's Child

They will see His face! Revelation 22:4

John says that in heaven, "we shall be like Christ--for we shall see Him as He is." 1 John 3:2. While we look upon the brightness of our Master's face--its beauty is imprinted upon us! Looking upon Christ--makes us like Him!

Understanding the Phases of Grief

The Four Phases of Grief
1. Numbness – This is the phase immediately following a loss. The grieving person feels numb, which is a defense mechanism that allows them to survive emotionally.

2. Searching and Yearning – This can also be referred to as pining and is characterized by the grieving person longing or yearning for the deceased to return. Many emotions are expressed during this time and may include weeping, anger, anxiety, and confusion.

3. Disorganization and Despair – The grieving person now desired to withdraw and disengage from others and activities they regularly enjoyed. Feelings of pining and yearning become less intense while periods of apathy, meaning an absence of emotion, and despair increase.

Aging (Part 2)

A thorough discussion of the aging process.

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