I write tonight with a heavy heart. Thinking of those who are watching someone they deeply love suffer in pain...
It seems the older I get the more trips I plan. I think it's my way of giving myself something to look forward to. Like running a race with my prize in sight at the finish line. Maybe by planning out these adventures I make the road ahead more desirable...
My most recent endeavor is Hawaii. We will be making our journey in Spring 2014. As I scheme & plot out our course I am excited at the prospect of the delight we will experience. Hawaii is a magnificent place, some would even claim parts of it come close to the Garden of Eden.
As a Christian, I have grown up being taught that Heaven will be paradise.
-And Jesus replied, "I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise."
The verse listed above, quotes the words of Jesus right before He died. He spoke them to a man hanging next to him on another cross.
How important this is to all of us who are saved. God has planned out our "ultimate vacation". It is F-R-E-E for us, as God paid our way with His only son. No amount of money or good deeds will get you there.
It will be nothing like my mortal mind can imagine, a most awesome experience!
I need to fix my eyes on "that" finish line. I pray those around me do the same. This world is filled with so much pain & suffering. But in the end we will not only S.E.E paradise, but we will LIVE in it completely!
If you are suffering I pray you find hope in this wonderful salvation, in this excellent promise.
I know I get distracted as I lose my sight in this crazy place called W.O.R.L.D. I end up finding myself fixing my eyes on futile problems or possessions that don't truly matter. This is my struggle.
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