” But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-6 (NKJV)
God has made us alive because of Christ. He rescued us from the sins of our trespassed and will give us a place in heaven when our time here on earth is over.
God showers us with mercy, His great love, and His grace.
When Jesus returns to earth, God will bodily raise those who have lived for Him, giving them each a resurrected body that will be reunited with their spirits.
Our son was born with a birth defect that caused him not to run “like the other boys.”
One evening when he was in either kindergarten or first grade, he asked me, “Mom, when will I be able to run like the other boys?”
I thought for a second and answered him, “When Jesus comes again.” I believed it then and I still believe it all these many years later.
Several years ago, we started attending a different church. There we met a man who, several years before, had been in an accident on his motor scooter. This was his second accident that summer. He was a quadriplegic. At the time we met him, he lived with his mother who, with help, took care of him.
This man was unable to do anything physical. However, he could pray and pray, he did. He would call me from time to time and we would talk and then we would pray for each other. When he prayed for me, I felt prayed for.
When God called him home, I wrote a poem about him. My first thought when I heard of his passing was that “Heaven is Richer Now”. That was what I entitled the poem. Our pastor at that time read it at his service.