“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
A couple of years ago, my wife and I surprised my kids with a trip to Disney World in Florida. They had no idea we were going there until the morning of the flight, and they really didn’t know what to expect. They had heard about the “Magic Kingdom” before, but couldn’t even begin to imagine all of the things they would experience there.
“So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:11)
I used to have a couple of fish tanks when I was a child, one with goldfish and the other with freshwater tropical fish. For those of you who have ever taken care of small fish, they tend to die quite easily (or maybe that was just me). For those that died, I would say goodbye, ceremoniously flush them down the toilet, and turn my attention to care for those that were alive.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
Happy Memorial Day! On the last Monday of each May, the United States celebrates all men and women who have died while serving in the US military. These men and women have given their lives to stand for something that is important to them, something they felt was worth fighting for.
“He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of His people He will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.” (Isaiah 25:8)
One of the great mysteries of being a covenant son or daughter of God is that through Jesus, we have victory over sin and death, and will one day live with Him forever.
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” (Galatians 5:13)
Happy Birthday to my one and only sibling Trisha! Today would have been her 42nd birthday, so in remembrance of my lovely sister and the wonderful blessing she was to so many people, I’d like to share a memory I wrote last year around this time. She’s now been at home with the Lord for 2 years, and I can only imagine the amazing reunion I’ll have with her, my Mom, and other loved ones in heaven when I eventually join them as well! (more…)