It’s only Tuesday.
My kids started school. Robin Williams took his life. A friend buried a baby.
All night I’ve been listening to Sandy Patti’s “We Shall Behold Him” because I was ushered into the presence of Jesus today during the funeral service of a little baby. My friend shared her intimate journey with Jesus from the moment she learned of the unexpected pregnancy that soon was diagnosed with complications. The baby was ushered into the presence of the King before she ever took a breath.
I heard the complete meaning of the words sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15) as my friend honored her Savior and Lord, her Hope, her King, her Glory.
I rejoice in the knowledge and complete beauty of Jesus, my Savior, who’s the victor and crown in death. I grieve the sadness of their loss, but even more the countless thousands who suffer from mental illness and don’t know the freedom of life in Christ, of His complete love, grace and fullness.
I’m reminded that life isn’t about death, it’s about Jesus.
Tonight, I really just long to see Him face to face.
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:14-21 NIV