Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 "Going Home"

This will be my final post for the year 2014. This will always be a landmark year. This is the year my sweet Gentle Giant/Mighty Warrior finished the Race and won the Prize after fighting the Good Fight of Faith. His contending for the Faith was wrought with much suffering for many years. Matthew Henry wrote: "Faith is for this world, and sight is for the other world. It is our duty, and it will be our interest, to walk by faith, till we live by sight." Clovis now can SEE what he could only imagine. That is what we do here. We "taste" of the Lord and then we "imagine" the rest. My husband had such joy at the thought of "going home". He talked about it often with Friends and Family and wanted them to share his joy. Once he told one of his doctors, "Doc! I have a great adventure ahead of me." Of course, the doctor's response was: "Okay... but not yet!" Clovis loved an adventure and knew the ultimate was ahead. None of us can say for sure how we will "go home". Only Yahweh, Creator can "see" and know. What a tremendous burden lifted is knowing you are justified (just as if I'd never sinned) by Faith in Jesus so we can be at peace and rest at the same time we are contending (Romans 5:1) It has been my privilege and labor of love to care for my man. We had so many treasured "God moments". Not to say there weren't "bumps in the road" but "...Love keeps no record of wrongs" (1 Corinthians 13:5). God is good all the time and his ways are good all the time. His ways are not only good, they are the best! Now I am heading into 2015 as "one" with the same desires the two of us held... that all would come to know Jesus and walk with him now and into Eternity. Again, from Matthew Henry: "What will become of us, if we set our affections on this earth, and make it our portion, seeing all these things shall be burned up? Therefore make sure of happiness beyond this visible world." I want to have the same zeal to "go home" when my time comes. But, until then, my zeal will be for the Household of the Lord to be strengthened with His might, walk in His joy, cherish one another and show the World the Greatest Truth: God is Love and He sent His Love through Jesus Christ our Lord on the Cross and Resurrected Him to New Life as the First Fruits with us to Follow until our Faith becomes Sight at the Sound of the Trumpet! I welcome 2015 with a joyful heart and full anticipation of Fruitful Ministry! I want to be always able to say, "Follow me as I follow Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1).