With the gift of our heart, we can give our service. When Christ calls us to follow Him, we actually have an example. After all, we are living on His breath from Creation and Redemption. The fact is that Jesus took my sins and guilt to the cross so I can live a full, free life in Him. He will make us fishers of men. There is an old saying, “It is not enough to be good; we must be good for something!”
What a Gift God gave to our fallen world: His own Son! Forever the human race has one of its own at the governing center of the universe. As we meditate on this Gift, we cannot doubt God’s love. As a matter of fact, we receive gifts from God daily. But too often they are taken for granted.
When the psalmist thought about the goodness, mercy, graciousness, and righteousness, he exclaimed, “What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?” (Psalm116:12). Really, what can we give? First, our hearts; and we have to remember that it is a gift, not a loan. It is not controlled by you. When it is given, it becomes God’s to do with as He sees fit.
We buried my Mom today (Monday), and it wasn’t bad at all. We are confident in Christ’s promises. I do not recommend the 2-4 and 6-8 visitation at the funeral home. This is just too long, but it was good to see people who we don’t see too often. It seems that we see some of them just at funerals. I want to thank all of those who came out to give us their support, as well as all of your prayers. What a reunion it will be when Jesus returns!