God has prepared the way for me in every situation. My sweet friend, Nan Ballinger, is in her final hours here. As I have been faced with the deaths of family and friends, it is in the Word that I find victory!
1 Corinthians 15:55-57
55 Hey, Death! What happened to your big win?
Hey, Death! What happened to your sting?
56 Sin came into this world, and death’s sting followed. Then sin took aim at the law and gained power over those who follow the law. 57 Thank God, then, for our Lord Jesus, the Anointed, the Liberating King, who brought us victory over the grave.
We live in a sin-filled world, and our comprehension of life after death is limited. The Word gives hope. When my Mother opened her eyes in eternity, God led me to journal comforting scriptures about the beauty of death.
I find it reassuring that God is the one who holds the secret of my life. He knew me before I was born and he is the one who knows when my life here will be done. Matthew 24:36, No one knows the hour or the day, not even the messengers in heaven, not even the Son. Only the Father knows.
There are scriptures on each page of the journal, and I don't have space or time here to share them all with you, but God will bring them to you just as he did for me.
1 Corinthians 13:12, For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things, as when we stare into polished metal. I realize that everything I know is only part of the big picture. But one day, when Jesus arrives, we will see clearly, face-to-face. In that day, I will fully know just as I have been wholly known by God.
We know that he prepares a place for us and that we will be in his presence. In Luke chapter 23 verse 43 we read, Today, you will be with me in paradise.
You have made known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11
1 Corinthians 15:50-53 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
What happens after we die depends on what happens before we die. We are all going to die. The choice is ours as to whether we will see clearly.
Revelation 22:14 is such a beautiful picture in my mind. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
I am the resurrection and the source of all life; those who believe in Me will live even in death. Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never truly die. Do you believe this? John 11:25-26
Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. Jesus said these words on the cross. We read them in Luke 23:46. I desire to live every day willing, open, and ready for action. Holy Spirit lead me.
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