Attending funerals is never something I look forward to. In fact, I usually dread them…until I get there and remember that I’m there to celebrate the life of the person who died.
Last week, I mentioned the death of my friend’s dad. I struggled so much preparing to go to that funeral. But I tell ya, this man lived his life for the Lord. And he loved his family. And he wasn’t afraid to tell people about Jesus. He was constantly sharing about how God was blessing him.
This man had given his life to Christ and lived for him…every day.
His memorial service was a huge celebration because HE IS NOW FINALLY WITH JESUS!!!! And he’s walking again and talking and singing and dancing…all for the Lord!! Pain free…struggle free.
Oh the joy of knowing that we as believers have hope! The peace that comes from understanding that living on this earth is not all there is to LIFE.
“In this world, you will have troubles. But take heart. I have overcome the world!” John 16:33
I ask you…is there anything else that makes you more excited than that? Jesus has overcome the world for us!!
We. Have. Hope.
Thank you, God. We have hope.
That makes me so excited, I can hardly breathe.
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