Thursday, January 5, 2012

Anytime...And The Livin' Ain't Easy

Living isn't easy, no matter how cushy a life you may have had. There should be some sort of reward for any person who has ever lived and died. They deserve a parade.

Many people live long years in quiet desperation and will depart this planet without so much as a wink and a nod.

Well, some of us will be appreciated at the end of the road.

Matt. 25:21 - "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' "

Matthew 25:34 - "Then the King will say to those at His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God and appointed to eternal salvation], inherit (receive as your own) the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."

It's the great reward. It's what we who have attached ourselves to the Vine have looked forward to our entire life with Jesus.

Living is easier when you know what awaits in the next transition.

Hope beyond the grave. Acknowledgement of a life lived.

The ability to see the groveling after superficial and short lasting accolades as futile and folly in light of the eternal reward that even the great Hollywood cinematographers could not come close to.

I am sad for anyone who doesn't know Jesus. They have built their own little "bio dome" of self security. Job, family, Rotary Club, Little League...

What's left when the job says buh-bye? Or the spouse passes on? Or the children leave the nest?

Who will tell you the much needed "I love you"? Or, "Great job"!

For one sadly.

For others? Jesus.

He's always there. He always has been there. He always will be there.

He's the lover of your soul.

Remember. Jesus has never rejected a single person. It was Jesus who was rejected by many.

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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