- Published: Friday, 30 March 2018 10:06
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I'm back home in the house of God for the rest of my life.
Life is precious. Jesus lived to the fullest, and when He sacrificed that fullness on the cross for us, He announced that it was finished. What exactly was finished? It was the payment for sin--my sin and your sin. He gave each of us the gift of life--eternal life.
We had a death in the family today, and it is sad. Even though we believe she will see Jesus, death brings a finality to her life here on earth. And, sometimes that finality is difficult to come to terms with. My husband and I have lost both of our parents, and as we live life we recognize that we are the oldest generation living in our family. There's a movement forward as our kids raise their kids, and become more developed in their own lives, we move into a new position. Life is a movement of circles. Both my husband and I have worked hard to make the life for our children a better one.
Our parents worked hard for that too. I am thankful for the gift of life that was given to us, the lessons learned on the journey have molded me. I want to leave a legacy of hope and courage to my own children. I want them to celebrate my life through their life.
Isn't that exactly what God wants us to do through Him? Jesus celebrated what he had here on earth, he defied death. His compassion for life gave him a richness, that each one of us can tap into. And, when he died, he knew Glory was waiting. Glory in the assurance of eternity. Glory is inside of us, it's this very day. We suffer loss, and contemplate the finality, but Glory still reigns.
Take ahold of all that life encompasses today, and bask in the beauty of the wonderful gift he has given you!