BLESS THE LORD ALWAYS! – Matthew 24:35 Devotional

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Matthew 24:35 – Devotional

Matthew 24:35

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

In my mind’s eye I recall our family gathered around the dinner table. All three kids are still at home and we are enjoying a sweet time of sharing. Across the table from me is Joyce, my precious wife. To her right is our oldest daughter, Brenda. Next to Brenda and to my right is our youngest daughter, Lori. On my left and to the right of Joyce is our son, Dan. It is a wonderful picture … but it did not last.

In the blink of an eye it seems, the kids marry and leave home. Grandbabies are born and illness takes many loved ones. My daughter-in-law’s father, Dave Shenk went to be with the Lord a few hours ago. Those loved ones who know the Lord have soared into Paradise. We will never be able to sit around the table with them on this earth, but oh how we look forward to that day when we will see all of our loved ones. More than that, we will see the Savior who loved us enough to die for us.

C.T. Studd lived from 1860 to 1931. He composed a poem that is now so familiar that many think it is a part of scripture. Here is a verse from that poem:

“Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. And when I am dying, how happy I’ll be, If the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee.” 

That is the moment in time I fervently anticipate! What a day that will be!

Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

The Bible in One Year & Prayer

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