I am deflecting from the subject of being “in love” for today, because a most unexpected event occurred yesterday and I must write about it.
The young husband of a new friend of mine died suddenly in a motorcycle accident. My heart is heavy today for my friend and her two little daughters. This is the kind of thing that stops us in our tracks and makes us consider -- really consider -- what kind of life we want to live. How do we want to be remembered? What legacy do we want to leave?
We never know the last day, the final instant that we will be on this earth. Nor do we know the last moment we will see or talk to a loved one. Only God knows; He has ordained our days for us (Psalm 139:16).
Will we be ashamed to stand before Him? Will we be ashamed of the legacy we have left behind?
This husband left a legacy of love: love for his wife, love for his children, love of music and worshiping the Lord through song, and most of all love for the Lord Jesus Christ. This is how he will be remembered. And now he is with his First Love for all eternity in Heaven, only because during his life here on earth he came to understand that he is a sinner in need of the forgiveness of God; forgiveness that can only come through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus, who died and shed His blood to forgive the sins of the world. Jesus, who rose from the grave revealing to the whole world that He has conquered death. Jesus, who is alive in Heaven with the Father right now.
This is the same Jesus who offers you forgiveness of sin and an everlasting relationship with God. Do you have it?
I may write more on this subject as so many things are on my heart and mind. But for now, I will leave you with these thoughts to ponder.
In the grip of His grace alone,