When someone you know dies, you begin to think about how they spent their life, this poem, written by C.T. Studd, speaks to me of how I actually feel as I approach my final moments.
“Only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last. And when I am dying, how happy I’ll be, if the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee.”
Today I am remembering someone whose death one year ago took a piece of my heart leaving an empty space that will never be filled, and having already lost two huge chunks of it when first my dad went in May of 2013 and then my mother on Christmas Day of 2014, it was devastating, but life has to go on and God is our helper.
Psalms 34:18 If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.
Psalms147: 3 He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds.
What is my point?
Looking back is either fun or heartbreaking but all we have is today. We see from looking at the story of Lot and his family being rescued from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah that they were told, “Don’t look back!” They took their things and left but it tugged at Lot’s wife heart to leave her home and the town and she turned for one last look, it tuned out to be her last look at anything, ever!
We must look forward to what it is that God has for us in our life. Anything is possible!
Do you think the doors have been closed? If so, God always opens a window so climb out of it and be free to be all you can be. Live your life so that when you die you will have done something for the Kingdom of God that has a lasting effect on the people who love you; I will continue to try to do that myself!