Yesterday I spent a few minutes walking in the halls of our local hospital. Connected to it are our senior housing and assisted living apartments.
I bumped into a long-time friend who is probably a decade older than I am, lives in assisted living. Still sharp and a 'smiler'; walks with a walker.
"How is your husband?" I asked.
He lived in assisted living as well, until his dementia started to take its toll. He lives part of block away in our care center. "Continues to go downhill slowly," she said. "I dread the day when he no longer knows me."
Then we started to talk about what is coming. Not the decline. Nor death. But heaven! We can barely comprehend - no death, no crying, no health changes, no problems, no worries about anything. For eternity.
She made their reservations to go there! As have I?
What about you? Too good of a deal to pass up!!
This is today's inspirational thought by Anne Graham Lotz:
Trust God's Goodness
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes."
~ Revelation 21:4 NIV
"One day God will call us forth from the dead, and we will rise again! Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! All of our suffering will be over, and God Himself 'will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.'
"'He who was seated on the throne said.......Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true' (Revelation 21:4 - 5 NIV).
"When you don't understand why, just trust Him!
"Trust His heart!
"Trust His purpose!
"Trust His goodness!
"Trust His plan to be bigger than yours!
"Trust Him because..........God is enough!"