Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

I do not believe that Hans will suffer a loss of reward simply because his earthly life was short. His time here was relatively brief, but it was complete; therefore, there was no longer any reason for him to stay among us. Instead, it was ordained of God that Hans should continue his life in …

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In My Father’s House

Hans spent most of his life right here at home in the house he grew up in. Of course, he went places and did things; he spent his first birthday in California while we were there visiting family. But, other than that, he never left Alaska. He never “got his own place”; never had to …

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The Rest

James Smith, "The Rest!" 1865 We shall consider these words as referring to HEAVENLY rest: our Father's house, our Savior's home, and our eternal dwelling-place! To the weary and way-worn, there is something delightful in the thought of REST. They love to think of Heaven as the place where they shall "rest from their labors." …

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Thoughts for a Young Man on His Last Night on Earth

In my flesh shall I see God. Job 19:26 "Take realizing views of heaven’s bliss; think what it will be to you. 'Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty.' All earthly brightness fades and darkens as we gaze upon it, but here is a brightness which can never dim, a glory which can …

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  ...having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Philippians 1:23 "Death, to the believer, is but passing out of a world of sorrow and of sin — and entering upon a world of indescribable glory! If we lived more in anticipation of the happiness that waits us — …

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The Blessed Contemplation

"Surely it is not wrong for us to think and talk about Heaven. I like to find out all I can about it. I expect to live there through all eternity. If I were going to dwell in any place in this country, if I were going to make it my home, I would inquire …

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Love Photographs Them in the Heart!

Love photographs them in the heart! (William Thoseby, "Foot-prints on the Sands of Time" 1869) It is true there are strong consolations and compensations in Divine providence, but even the Christian consolations cannot drink up all the heart's sorrow in the hour of separating death.  We cry with truth, but yet in tears, "O death, …

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Forward Lies the Crown, Onward is the Goal. – C.H. Spurgeon

Morning, January 29th - C.H. Spurgeon “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”— 2 Corinthians 4:18 In our Christian pilgrimage it is well, for the most part, to …

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God’s Promise For January 25

In response to a reader... "I chose this verse today because it expresses what I like to think my son may have been thinking in the moments before he left his body for Heaven.  Hans believed on Jesus as his Savior and Redeemer.  This means Hans was counting on nothing other than the fact that …

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C.H. Spurgeon, Evening, January 10

In my flesh shall I see God. Job 19:26    Mark the subject of Job's devout anticipation "I shall see God." He does not say, "I shall see the saints" - though doubtless that will be untold felicity - but, "I shall see God." It is not - "I shall see the pearly gates, I …

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Re-Post: This Evening’s Meditation – C. H. Spurgeon

Every time a believer mounts from this earth to paradise, it is an answer to Christ's prayer...The soul cannot be in both places: the beloved one cannot be with Christ and with you too. Now, which pleader shall win the day? Click here to read the rest.

Re-Post: Thoughts on Psalm 84

I quietly went to our bedroom, closing the door behind me.  And by the bedside, I prayed and calmly lay my son on the altar.  I did not like doing it.  I cannot say my heart was in it...  Click here to read the whole thing.   Save