First we want to thank all of you who sent kind messages about our 46th anniversary! We appreciate it.
“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.”
[What a hope for the future: I WILL be in your presence for eternity.
Therefore, death need hold no fear, the shortness of life no panic, the uncertainty of future no threat. We dwell in hope as we press on to what you have for us in this life, and more so in the next.
To know where we are going is a wonderful thing. This truth gives us direction, meaning, perspective and peace. I don’t know how those cope with no such hope, who believe that this life is all there is and then nothing. If I believed that I would be in a panic now at 75, slowly losing everything: strength, mental acuity and memory. But instead I have peace, joy and rest in the certainty of the future with Jesus, future that will be more glorious than the sunset in the picture from the internet.
You, Lord Jesus, are the One we yearn for, live for, hope for. And our hope is as certain as your Love, as your Word, your Power, and your present Presence! Glory and honor are due your wonderful Name, Lord Jesus.
May my life give you that honor today as I trust you through praise and thanksgiving in and for all—even before I see your goodness and mercy.