Death

 

God has the last word on death, and if you listen, He will tell you the truth about yourloved ones. They’ve been dismissed from the hospital called earth. You and I still roam the halls, smell the medicine, and eat green beans and jello off of plastic trays. They, meanwhile, enjoy picnics, inhale springtime, and run through knee-high flowers. You miss them like crazy, but can you deny the truth? They have no pain, doubt, or struggle.They really are happier in heaven. And won’t you see them soon? Life blisters by at mach speed. “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before You. Each man’s life is but a breath”. (Ps 39:5 NIV). When you drop your kids off at school, do you weep as though you’ll never see them again? When you drop your spouse at the store and park the car, do you bid a final forever farewell ? No. When you say, “I’ll see you soon, “ you mean it. When you stand in the cemetery and stare down at the soft, freshly turned earth and promise, “I’ll see you soon”, you speak the truth. Reunion is a splinter of an eternal moment away. So go ahead, face your grief. Give yourself time. Permit yourself tears. God understands.He knows the sorrow of a grave. He buried His Son. But He also knows the joy of resurrection. And, by His Power, you will too.  Max Lucado – Facing Your GiantsGod has the last word on death, and if you listen, He will tell you the truth about yourloved ones. They’ve been dismissed from the hospital called earth. You and I still roam the halls, smell the medicine, and eat green beans and jello off of plastic trays. They, meanwhile, enjoy picnics, inhale springtime, and run through knee-high flowers. You miss them like crazy, but can you deny the truth? They have no pain, doubt, or struggle.They really are happier in heaven. And won’t you see them soon? Life blisters by at mach speed. “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before You. Each man’s life is but a breath”. (Ps 39:5 NIV). When you drop your kids off at school, do you weep as though you’ll never see them again? When you drop your spouse at the store and park the car, do you bid a final forever farewell ? No. When you say, “I’ll see you soon, “ you mean it. When you stand in the cemetery and stare down at the soft, freshly turned earth and promise, “I’ll see you soon”, you speak the truth. Reunion is a splinter of an eternal moment away. So go ahead, face your grief. Give yourself time. Permit yourself tears. God understands.He knows the sorrow of a grave. He buried His Son. But He also knows the joy of resurrection. And, by His Power, you will too.  Max Lucado – Facing Your GiantsGod has the last word on death, and if you listen, He will tell you the truth about yourloved ones. They’ve been dismissed from the hospital called earth. You and I still roam the halls, smell the medicine, and eat green beans and jello off of plastic trays. They, meanwhile, enjoy picnics, inhale springtime, and run through knee-high flowers. You miss them like crazy, but can you deny the truth? They have no pain, doubt, or struggle.They really are happier in heaven. And won’t you see them soon? Life blisters by at mach speed. “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before You. Each man’s life is but a breath”. (Ps 39:5 NIV). When you drop your kids off at school, do you weep as though you’ll never see them again? When you drop your spouse at the store and park the car, do you bid a final forever farewell ? No. When you say, “I’ll see you soon, “ you mean it. When you stand in the cemetery and stare down at the soft, freshly turned earth and promise, “I’ll see you soon”, you speak the truth. Reunion is a splinter of an eternal moment away. So go ahead, face your grief. Give yourself time. Permit yourself tears. God understands.He knows the sorrow of a grave. He buried His Son. But He also knows the joy of resurrection. And, by His Power, you will too.  Max Lucado – Facing Your GiantsGod has the last word on death, and if you listen, He will tell you the truth about yourloved ones. They’ve been dismissed from the hospital called earth. You and I still roam the halls, smell the medicine, and eat green beans and jello off of plastic trays. They, meanwhile, enjoy picnics, inhale springtime, and run through knee-high flowers. You miss them like crazy, but can you deny the truth? They have no pain, doubt, or struggle.They really are happier in heaven. And won’t you see them soon? Life blisters by at mach speed. “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before You. Each man’s life is but a breath”. (Ps 39:5 NIV). When you drop your kids off at school, do you weep as though you’ll never see them again? When you drop your spouse at the store and park the car, do you bid a final forever farewell ? No. When you say, “I’ll see you soon, “ you mean it. When you stand in the cemetery and stare down at the soft, freshly turned earth and promise, “I’ll see you soon”, you speak the truth. Reunion is a splinter of an eternal moment away. So go ahead, face your grief. Give yourself time. Permit yourself tears. God understands.He knows the sorrow of a grave. He buried His Son. But He also knows the joy of resurrection. And, by His Power, you will too.  Max Lucado – Facing Your Giants
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Jul 29, 2010