In the past three months, I have attended many funerals. This morning I heard about the death of a ladies husband who had been in the hospital for a long time.
Life is so precious. We go to great lengths to find solutions, find doctors, take tests, undergo surgeries, rehab, and heal. We try to save ourselves or our loved ones from pain, indignity and death.
I know a sweet man who is undergoing care for dementia. Caregivers are attending to him hourly to support and sustain any memory he has left. I know another man who walks with horrible pain and is about to have back surgery. I know a man who had his leg amputated. I heard of a lady who died from the flu. I heard a story about a teenager who died because she would not deny Jesus.
All of these situations are painful and make us weak and worry. We are not promised tomorrow, however. No amount of medication, prayer, surgery or money will save us from death one day. It is the cycle of life.
Jesus, however, was not sick. He didn’t need a doctor. He was the doctor. He was not old with a worn out body. He could have gone back to heaven without dying. BUT, he chose to become SIN (2 Cor 5:21) and die on a cross. He was healthy with supernatural power and he chose to die for us.
How do you show your love and devotion and appreciation to God who gave his only son for you? Not that you will have an easy life here on earth, but that you will be with Him in heaven AFTER this life of aches and pains and death.
We say so many great things about people at their funerals. Sometimes we say great things at retirement parties, 50th wedding anniversary parties or 90th birthday parties, but how about saying them before they die? Same with God. Praise him for his blessings before it is too late. Thank him for answered and unanswered prayers before you have no more prayers to offer. I’ll even go so far as to bow before the Lord in thanks and praise BEFORE the time when EVERY knee WILL bow (Philippians 2:10).
Jesus gave it all. What is your ALL? How can you sacrifice for others? How can you point others to Jesus?
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