Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D & F...

I'll be discussing something, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I rarely address.

Death... and a funeral.

A week ago yesterday, I attended a visitation at a funeral home.  Then, a week ago today, I attended a funeral.

No.  It wasn't a relative of mine.

It was actually a relative of a friend of mine.  My friend, C's uncle.

In the past, my friend C always did things to help her aunt and uncle.  You see, her parents died years ago, so her aunt and uncle sort of filled in that gap.

Her uncle was on dialysis before he died.  And, she used to do whatever she could to help him, in many ways.

My friend, C... is a born-again Christian.  Her friend and mine, T had reached out to C's uncle while he was alive.

T helped guide C's uncle to commit himself unto our Lord, Jesus Christ.  So, C's uncle became saved.

For this, I praised God, when I first heard about it.  And, always will.

Why? 

Because when we gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, we become saints.

Saints, that are precious to our Lord, even in death.

Just as we read, in Psalm 116:15, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."

Knowing that C's uncle had become a saint, made me truly happy.

Not just because He was made precious in the sight of our Lord.  But, also because we knew once he had died, what his future was.

C's uncle is in Heaven.  And, will spend eternity in Heaven, with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

How do we know this?

God's Word, the Bible... tells us that to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.

That is... only... for those who have gained salvation.

My friend, I pray you've gained salvation.  If so, you'll be precious in the sight of our Lord, even after your death.

If not, you'll spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, with no chance of escape... or changing where you spend eternity.

Forever... is a long time.

Hopefully, I'll see you in Heaven.


Until next time...

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