An out of town friend visited us this week end. It was very good to see him. One of the first things he told us was about the loss in his pastor's life. We know his pastor and were so saddened to hear that his 19 yr. old son was killed in a car wreck in August. My heart still hurts deeply for them. Our 21 yr. old daughter went to be with the Lord on a warm August day also, 11 years ago. I pray the Lord will continue to comfort and give them strength as they wake each morning and live this new normal. I know He will because He has done this for us!
Our friend had given this young man a book for his graduation called Jesus Calling . Each day is written as if Jesus Himself were speaking to you. He shared with us that his pastor had read the devotion that was written on the day his son went home to the Lord. I am always amazed at God's timing. Here is the devotion for that day. I hope you will realize the love God has for you as you read it!
I am yours for all eternity. I am the Alpha and the Omega: the One who is and was and is to come. The world you inhabit is a place of constant changes-more than your mind can absorb without going into shock. Even the body you inhabit is changing relentlessly, in spite of modern science's attempts to prolong youth and life indefinitely. I, however, am the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Because I never change, your relationship with Me provides a rock-solid foundation for your life. I will never leave your side. When you move on from this life to the next, My Presence beside you will shine brighter with each step. You have nothing to fear, because I am with you for all time and throughout eternity.
(~ Sarah Young)
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