“Even though I walk through the dark valley of death, because You are with me, I fear no harm.”
Psalm 23:4 (GW)
What if we really believed death was a beginning? I mean, it seems so final, so mysterious. Over and over God assures us this life is just a shadow of what is to come.
I have heard it said, “I want to go to heaven, I just don’t want to go today.” Will you be surprised to know I feel that way most of the time? I could sound very spiritual and say, God take me today, this minute. But, then you wouldn’t really get to know me, my heart.
Maybe God placed it in our hearts to be just enough at home here that we can make an impact on the generation He has called us to love, share life and feed. Will He be pleased that He left us here, now?
My dear Uncle Doyle went to live with Jesus this morning. His son reminded us all today that he is now experiencing the splendor he taught about for the last 50 years. I asked Uncle Doyle recently if he wanted me to read the Bible to him. “I love Psalm 91. Would you like me to read it to you? It’s my favorite” He said, “I love all the Psalms. Let me read Psalm 23 to you. It’s my favorite” He began and personalized each verse.
“He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave”.
Lord, death scares us just a bit. We don’t understand it. Help us be comforted by David’s words from Psalm 23, because You are with us, we need not fear harm. We trust You with our days. Help us know that when we leave this world it really is just a beginning. In Jesus’ name, Amen