Believers in Christ have a Faith anchored in the Past; Geared to the Present; and Fixed on the Future.
I looked at the seniors in attendance at our twice-monthly meetings at Cypress Court. I saw accumulated years of experiences worthy of relating, if only they could share them. From which younger people could learn valuable life-lessons, if only they were teachable.
Christians also have past experiences with Jesus that bolster their daily faith. We remember when we were lost in sin and when Jesus saved us. When we enjoyed church services in small, quiet places—and large, noisy churches.
Ahead of us a new body awaits, in a new world, focused entirely on God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit, blessed Three in One. Sorrows will then leave for good, never to return. And ecstasies will begin, and last forever. Tears will dry and laughter will continue. Loved ones in Christ preceding us will welcome us, never to be apart again, ever, eternally. In those noisy, joyous reunions, and new acquaintances, we’ll experience an everlasting JOY.
Let us remember our past. Anchored in God’s eternal word, it cannot change, giving us stalwart, permanent teachings. Let us embrace the present. The Holy Spirit reminds us that even now we are God’s children and temple. And let us anticipate the future in a perfect body fit for a perfect world and people. That future casts a glow over our everyday life—that grows brighter as we draw closer to it—until, beyond the darkness of death its light bursts upon us with blinding whiteness—to be broken by God’s love into every color we know now and colors we can only imagine. Then...after that...well, you’ll just have to be there to appreciate it. –Fini-
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