Given May 1, 2007
I am responsible for the prayer chains at church and lead the morning prayer on Sundays. Every week we have numerous prayer requests for people who are sick and some of them are elderly and near death. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27“. This is talking about our mortal bodies; our bodies will die but who we really are, our spirits, will live forever.
In my devotional on this beautiful morning, I read a statement that was a revelation to me. It said about people who are near physical death, “Give them courage and hope as they face the roughest part of their physical journey on their way to the best part of their spititual journey.” If we see our life as a timeline beginning at birth and never ending, death is way to the left and the good part stretches out to infinity! If they’re saved, they need to look forward and not back.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thesselonians 4:16-18“.