“..whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. ” James 4:14
A childhood friend passed away recently. It has hit me pretty hard. Very shocking. It’s caused me to think about so many things. All the memories we shared as children, the few conversations and encounters we’ve had as adults and all those she has left behind.
But the main thought is in Jesus Christ. She was saved by grace through faith, and by faith I believe she is with her Savior.
Yet the reality of this is, do I REALLY BELIEVE it? I have never had someone as close as her, even if we weren’t talking all the time, die. The reality is shocking.
Where is my faith? This has shaken it, but as it’s been shaked, I am thankful for it. I long to grow closer to my Lord, to know Him more and more. This has caused me to think more deeply in His promises. Also causing me to question, do I REALLY BELIEVE them? Saying and truly believing are such different things.
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9)
A promise to those who have placed their faith in Him(Jesus Christ).. a promise.
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2)
As tears fill my eyes, my heart aches for my friends family, there is still joy. She is with Jesus Christ, and we are left behind, yet it’s in these times that our faith in Jesus can grow and show others how glorious He is. And someday I’ll go home, to be with my Savior forever too.
I really DO believe it.