Happy Monday. “Answer the big question of eternity, and the little questions of life fall into perspective.”
I had the opportunity last Sunday to sing in one of our adult Sunday School departments.
When I was invited, I began to ponder “what is the message needed?”
I took a little walk down “memory lane” and realized, you don’t live many years until you find that “life happens.”
And that infamous question arises in life.
Somehow I always thought, “But it gets easier as we mature.”
Then we add more family and friends to our circle and we take on their illnesses, heartbreaks, and losses as well as our own.
Again, and with more perplexity the question comes.
As the years began to add up, I thought, “It’s smooth sailing from here on.”
Only to find, diagnoses become more serious and deaths even come knocking. I finally concluded we live in a broken, suffering world.
And the same question invaded my being.
The right song came to my mind, the chorus of which says:
“We’ll talk it over in the bye and bye—
We’ll talk it over, my Lord and I.
I’ll ask the reason, He’ll tell me why,
When we talk it over in the bye and bye.”
And I added this chorus:
“So until then, my heart will go on singing
Until then, with joy I’ll carry on—
Until the day my eyes behold my Saviour
Until the day God calls me home.”
“God never said the journey would be easy, but he did say the arrival will be worthwhile.”