Yesterday I talked to Karen Horkey from Sherburn, Minnesota…her hubby, Tom passed away on Feb. 18th. Tom was my classmate from Windom, Minnesota High School. Karen rests in the peace knowing Tom is with Jesus. I am grateful to be able to help those who are mourning the loss of a loved one here on earth, but we know if they have Jesus in their heart, they are with him. It is still very hard because we miss our loved ones so very much. We grieve hard, because we love hard. Grieving has no time clock…….it will always be with you……your grieving will change, the heavy load will lighten over time….but we always remember, and we should, Remembering helps healing.
Heaven is a prepared place are you prepared for Heaven?
February 26, 2021
The Good News About Death
The Bible teaches that death is only the beginning for believers. God has prepared an eternal home for us, and the condition for entry is clear: Believe that Jesus died for your sins, and receive His forgiveness. Some people consider this narrow-minded and unfair. But God set up that condition for a reason.
Way back in the garden of Eden, the Lord established a rule to protect His creation: Do not disobey Me. Sin was such a serious matter in His eyes that He determined it deserved the death penalty. Yet ever since Adam and Eve’s transgression, we’ve been bound to slip up because we’re flawed human beings. And God knew that. So, to save us from the consequence of sin, He sent His Son to die in our place. Jesus fulfilled the law while taking our punishment. And three days later He rose again.
God promised in His Word that those who receive Jesus as Savior share in His resurrection. When a believer dies, the heavenly gates open, and he or she has the same triumph over death that Jesus did. In other words, when we leave this world, we do not simply disappear. We continue to worship the Lord in heaven.
Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 15-17