Friday, March 20, 2015


   In the moment of our passing from this world by the cessation of our earthly and physical lives, born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ will find ourselves more "with" someone than ever we have experienced.

  "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me" (Psalm 23:4).

   Our present lives veil the reality of our Lord's abiding presence in our hearts.  "Now we see through a glass darkly" (I Corinthians 13:12).  In that moment, however, when our spirits ascend into the Heavenlies, "Thou art with me" will infuse our journey with a brighter Light, a clearer Voice, and a more a more intimate With than possible during our earthly sojourn.  In spiritual proximity, God may be no more near to us then than He is now - "I am with you always" (Matthew 28:20).  However, we will better know the glory of His presence in that hour when His "Thou art with me" will cause our passage through death to be no more than the briefest journey through the valley of a shadow

Homeward, My child, 
it is time to go.
I am with you just as promised,
you'll journey not alone.

I have been this way we travel,
oh see the steps I've traced.
Those sparkles all along the way
are glimmers of My grace.

Homeward, My child, homeward.

Angels travel with us, 
they marvel at the scene
of yet another spirit
My mercy has redeemed.

And Someone waits to greet you,
a Father all sublime,
oh I have no words to tell you 
of the wonder you'll soon find

Homeward, My child, homeward.

So homeward, child, we venture,
united in My love.
I have waited for this moment
when Yonder up above

You'll see things unimagined,
you'll look upon Your God,
we'll forever be together
because this path we've trod.

Homeward, My child, homeward.

"For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first.  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
(I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

Weekly Memory Verse
   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in Christ."
(Ephesians 1:3)

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