Monday, November 18, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

For you have been born again. Your new life did not come from your earthly parents because the life they gave you will end in death. But this new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
                                                        1 Peter 1:23 (NLT)
God spoke and we came into existence.  His word is powerful.  With it He creates, condemns, tears down and punishes.
God's word is instructive.  With it He teaches and gives guidance.
God's word is gentle.  With it He gives mercy and shows love.
God's word is eternal.  With it He gives new life that lasts forever; a life that will see no death, no pain and suffering.  In this world we are born because of an act of a man and woman.  But it is God who created us with an eternal soul while we were still in our mother's womb.  And this eternal soul is meant to live forever in a relationship with the ultimate Creator, through His Son. 
There's a story that I've heard at funerals (and even used once or twice).  It's about a dying woman who brings in her new pastor to make the arrangements for her funeral.  She tells him that she wants him to make sure a fork is placed in her hand as she lays in her coffin.  When the people ask about this peculiar sight, she told the pastor to explain about all the church meals that she attended.  At each meal when the plate was taken up she would be told to keep her fork, for the best was yet to come (the dessert). 
She wanted everyone to know that she knew that the best was yet to come.  And so it goes with us.  Some will struggle with more physical ailments than others.  Some will have more emotional stress than others.  Some will be born with more defects than others.  But we all suffer to some degree in this life because of the fact that sin came into this perfect world.
The eternal soul that God created in our mothers' wombs, however, will continue on past this lifetime; a lifetime of pain and sorrow...of joy and happiness...of fear and trembling.  And for those of us who decide to accept the invitation into a loving relationship with God, through His Son, the best is yet to come.
In the love of Christ,


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