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Friday, October 26, 2012

Live Forever

I went to a funeral today.  The woman who passed away was someone I knew throughout my childhood, a dear friend of my mom's.  She was the type of person who radiated light and love; always positive, always trusting.  The marriage she shared with her husband of almost thirty years was one that would make you sigh and go, "Awww."  She battled breast cancer for over two years before it got the best of her.  Anyone who knew her says she faced her circumstances with faith and optimism.  So, not only was today a day to mourn her loss; it was also a day to celebrate her homecoming to be with her savior Jesus Christ.

The gravity of death hits me every time I attend a funeral; I suddenly recall how finite and brief our time is here on earth.  It is but the blink of an eye to God.  It has my mind reeling tonight, feeling the urgency of salvation.  On another note, I was recently blessed with the opportunity to attend a NEEDTOBREATHE concert with my aunt and a gentleman named Drew Holcomb opened for them.  One of his songs, I can't shake tonight, as I contemplate the human condition of life, death, and meaning.  I urge to you check out this music video from Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors for "Live Forever."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8UXgTprJGY&feature=related

It suddenly feels extremely urgent to me to convert anyone and everyone I've ever known who's never known the love and mercy of Christ.  Of course, I know this isn't possible.  With me, anyway.  However, I know someone who makes things happen.  So I will continue to pray that God will grant me the words to say and the courage to say them - to show people the love and the way of Christ.  I pray that all of my loved ones and many, many more will come to see eternity, sitting at the throne of Jesus.  May the Lord put it in your heart tonight to seek Him; I assure you that if you do, you will most certainly find Him. 

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