Lent-Day 36

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The Lord gives you hope, hope that the best part of your life is not behind you. Rather, it stretches out before you gloriously; into an eternity of experience that will get better and better and better. For now, though, you inhabit a world of death, sorrow, crying and pain. Let the hope of heaven empower you to live well in this broken world that is passing away. In heaven the Lord will wipe away every tear from your eyes permanently!

If this world were all there is, it would be tragic beyond description. When the day of the Lord comes, He will destroy the entire universe as you know it. And He will replace it with a new universe where His followers will live forever in ceaseless ecstasy. Let this hope give you courage to keep holding your head up high as you endure suffering and sorrow.

The best part of your life lies ahead, stored up for you in heaven, awaiting your arrival. This is true of all Christians both young and old. As you grow old and deal with infirmities you may feel as if your life is closing in on you. Physically, your limitations does increase with age and illness. However, your spiritual life can open up ever wider as your soul grows strong in the nourishing light of His Presence. When you “graduate” to heaven, your soul-joy will instantly expand exponentially! Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

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