Old man winter reminds me...
I gaze out looking at the line where heaven meets dirt. The big orb shines light in the night sky and every detail is seen in every dead tree, every barn and silo outlined against the midnight blue and there is no other color. The world seems right with children giggling in the background as I notice all God's beauty in the shadows. The car moves fast and the landscape always changes and nothing stays the same. Time moves quickly and there's no grabbing on, no stopping father time.
Seems just yesterday I had my first pains and now have had two more since. The pain that lasts long and brings life. The pain that takes breath away only to witness a first breath taken. Yes, pain brings life in all situations.
Like Jesus dying on the cross. A painful death brings us life everlasting.
The Bible says...
-All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
-But God demonstrates his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
-For the wages of sin is DEATH, but the gift of God is eternal LIFE in Christ Jesus our Lord.(Roman 6:23)
-If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.(Romans 10:9)
-Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.(Romans 10:13)
Jesus...the only one to pay the price for our sin.
Your first breath brought you life here on Earth, let His last breath give you life eternal in heaven. After all, it is the reason he was born.
Weird sometimes to talk about life and death. But the crows feet and laugh lines no longer need a smile to appear. They are permanent reminders of the years gone by. Don't waste anymore time. Will you pick up your cross and follow him?
To see this hard to watch video first go to the sidebar to the right and pause music.
Before it's too late.