2 Corinthians 5:8 “Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the LORD!”
Homecoming Joy! (In Loving Memory of Barb Wyant)
Come quickly Child! The Hourglass which had been set for you has drained.
It’s grains of sand no longer wait for they’ve already passed this way.
Neither Second, much less Hour, now is spent as though declining .
Thus! Your Vase has overturned into Timelessness — ascending!
So! Rejoicing are our voices for those souls recalled to Heaven…
…for they see our present Longing! Yea, they hold our risen LORD!
Till then shall we reflect HIM …drawing all while there is Time!
As HIServant preaching “There’s no Time like the Present!”,
Devotional: Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of HIS saints.”
Today a wonderfully kind soul from our congregation entered Heaven.
She’d been an active and diligent believer and when she heard the MASTER’s voice, her hourglass was turned upside down.
Absent from this Body is surely present with The LORD, amen? How awesome her reward!
Although we praise GOD she no longer suffers, our hearts’ ache given the gap which now exists.
That place where she once stood in each of our lives now creates great longing to join the LORD, to rejoin the saints gone before us as she has.
HIS comfort is felt during these hours because HE’s drawing us home as well!
Till then we encourage, uplift and point out that this Hourglass of earthly Life is nearly empty!
Look up then expectantly because Eternal Life with CHRIST awaits HIS children!
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
For since we believe that JESUS died and rose again, even so, through JESUS, GOD will bring with HIM those who have fallen asleep.
For this we declare to you by a word from the LORD, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the LORD, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the LORD HIMSELF will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of GOD!
And the dead in CHRIST will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air, and so we will always be with the LORD!”
Amen and amen!
If you don’t know my SAVIOUR, if you want this same blessed assurance which I speak of, then simply follow the ABC’s of Salvation with me here. (JD Farag)
A = ADMIT THAT YOU’RE A SINNER. This is where that godly sorrow leads to genuine repentance for sinning against the righteous GOD and there is a change of heart, we change our mind and GOD changes our hearts and regenerates us from the inside out.
B = BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED, AND THAT GOD RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD. Believe in your heart that JESUS CHRIST died for your sins, was buried, and that GOD raised JESUS from the dead.
This is trusting with all of your heart that JESUS CHRIST WHO is WHO HE said HE was.
THEN! C = CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD. This is again trusting with all of your heart that JESUS is WHO HE said HE was.
Every single person who ever lived since Adam will bend their knee and confess with their mouth that JESUS CHRIT is LORD, The LORD of all lords and The KING of all kings!
HE is coming and we’ll soon rejoin the saints who’ve already been called upwards Home!
Amen and Amen!