Tuesday, June 12, 2007

WHAT AWAITS US

When we loose a loved one that is a brother or a
sister in the Lord .... these are some comforting
words to meditate on

"TODAY you shall be with Me in paradise." Luke 23:43
The same moment in which I close my eyes on a
world of sin and suffering, I open them in glory!

The gate of death, and the gate of glory, are one!

The uncaged spirit will all at once fly upwards
to nestle in the golden eaves of Heaven!

Let me look forward, then, with bounding heart,
to the hour of death, as the hour of my entrance
into endless bliss; the birthday of eternity!

Oh, if there was "joy in heaven among the angels
of God" at the hour of conversion, what will it be
at the hour of glorification!

If God the Father even on earth has joy in seeing
His returning prodigal; what will it be when He
welcomes him to his everlasting home!

"He will rejoice over him with joy; He will rest in
His love; He will rejoice over him with singing!"
(Zeph. 3:17.)

The Redeemer utters His intercessory prayer over
the death bed on earth, "Father, I will that this
one whom you have given Me be with Me where
I am, to behold My glory."

The prayer is heard; the angels are sent down;
and,swift as lightning leaps from the cloud,
THAT HOUR,and forever,he is "with Jesus in paradise!"

"TODAY you shall be with Me in paradise."

-John McDuff

7 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

That was touching. Thank you, connie from Texas

luvvom said...

That was beautiful, Cristina! I can't wait to see glory when I can leave this body of sin behind me forever! I hope you are doing well...my prayers are with you!

Baptist Girl said...

Connie,
Your Welcome.

Hi Sarah,
Me too, I can not wait to be in the presence of our Lord some day. I am doing ok, just very tired with work lately. Thank you for you prayers, dear sister.

Cristina

Julie's Jewels said...

Amen!! I for one can't wait to get there!!

Henry (Rick) Frueh said...

"Oh, if there was "joy in heaven among the angels
of God" at the hour of conversion, what will it be
at the hour of glorification! "

Amen. What a thought...

Anonymous said...

We are so earthbound, so tied to our earthly suits, so confined to the natural all the time that when it comes to the eternal we truly dont think on it that much. As in the death of a dear departed Saint. We hear that a brother has died and we say, "Oh that's too bad, I'm sorry to hear that." Is God the creator and sovereign sustainer of all life sorry. Nope, He just promoted someome home. Yes I know from an earthly perspective we will miss and grieve but from a God perspective, Hallelujah, promotion time, welcome home My Child. Let's take more of the God perspective to our life. My best friend has been gone now for 7 years. But if God wanted him to be here with me sipping coffee at Tim Horton's or at the Green Goddess, you regulars will have to ask Cris about that one, he would still be here. Paradise awaits for all His Saints, let rejoice over that coming day.

James Lush
Baptist Boy

Baptist Girl said...

Hi Rick,
What a day to look ofrward to!

Amen my dear husband. To a christian we have such hope for eternity. It will be glorious.

Cristina