© 2013 Jeanne E Webster. All rights reserved
Boston Marathon ran today. . .
OH NO! WHAT WAS THAT?
Two bombs exploded at the finish line
Maiming dozens of spectators in the firing line!
PRAY PRAY PRAY!
NaPoWriMo Day 15
©Jeanne E Webster
The twilight years usually imply a life is about over, the end is in sight. E.S.T. (Earth’s Standard Time) will be no more. I prefer to reflect on twilight as the dawn of a new life, a new birth, freed from earth’s hostile grip, the setting down of the physical and the taking up of the spiritual. The twilight years in a person’s life is the time to look up, for G.H.D. (God’s Heavenly Dimension) is nigh at the door. Our redemption draws near, my dear fellow Christians.
Can’t you see the finish line just ahead?! The ribbon is stretched across the track; the race is almost over! See the banners strewn along the way as you draw closer and closer:
“HOPE to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ!” (1 Pet. 1:13) KJV
“I have finished my course, I have kept the FAITH.” (2 Tim. 4:7) KJV
“And this is LOVE, that we walk after His commandments.” (2 John 6) KJV
“Putting on the breastplate of FAITH and LOVE, and for a helmet, the HOPE of salvation.” (1 Thess. 5:8) KJV
“REJOICE evermore!” (1 Thess. 5:16) KJV
“FAITHFUL is He that calleth you!” (1 Thess. 5:24) KJV
“…let us RUN with patience the race that is set before us!” (Heb. 12:1b) KJV
“Look unto JESUS, the author and finisher of our faith!” (Heb. 12:2a) KJV
Do you see that cloud of witnesses up ahead?!
these all, and millions more, having obtained a good report through faith, received the promise!
Do you hear their cheers?!
You have reached the finish line; the ribbon is torn, no need for a photo finish. He knows who you are!
Look up, weary one, you are Home! Fall into His arms, rejoice and give thanks.
“So shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thess. 4:17b) KJV
In the apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians (and each of us today!), he tells us that he is leaving the past behind and looking forward to further growth and service to the Lord Jesus Christ.
As Christian women, we also need to reflect upon our lives. Have we become too comfortable in our “apprehended” state? Do we feel that we have “arrived” merely because our age or years of service to the Lord? Is our Christian life where it should be?
Someone has well said: “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday!” Are we choosing to allow the past to handicap us for our future? We run the race to bring the glory to our Lord, Who, through our faith in Him, forgave our sins and gave us this assurance.
One day, perhaps soon, we shall have to give an account of how we lived our lives (how we ran the race). 1 John 2:28 tells us, “And now, little children, abide in Him; that when He shall appear, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.”
Sisters-in-the-Lord, we are citizens of heaven living down here on earth. And the “prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” is returning home (to heaven) with an honorable discharge. “Welcome home, thou good and faithful servant!”
Almighty God and Father, grant us this day the strength and courage to remain faithful to You and Your commandments. Whatever our circumstances, whatever our past, walk with us into our future, because without You, we shall lose our way. Enable us to keep the faith, run the race, and enter into Your glorious presence with tears of great joy and love for Your loving-kindness towards us. In Jesus’ name…Amen (jew)