“There can be no reproach to pain unless we assume human dignity, there is no reason for restraints on pleasure unless we assume human worth, there is no legitimacy to monotony unless we assume a greater purpose to life, there is no life unless we assume design, death has no significance unless we seek what is everlasting.” Ravi Zacharias
Traveling with my father yesterday and absorbing his wisdom, comedy and ancedotes brought me indescribable satisfaction. A life that has almost reached 90 years focused totally on sharing the love of Christ with a world in constant conflict. His passing remark as we arrived at our destination was, “I really enjoyed our time together because life is quickly passing by.”
Oh yes, I do realize how blessed I am to have both of my parents. To still be with loved ones who began this eternal legacy is monumental to me. Icing on the cake is that both are still active players in their family, church and community.
We join in life’s opportunities to serve together. We forgive without the desire of retribution. We rejoice in the earthly reality of sharing Jesus and the perpetual creation of new relationships that it brings. We celebrate the assurance that eternity is our destiny and heaven is our homeland.
“How we praise God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ.” Ephesians 1:3