Christian Dim Sum – That is the difference – Hope

And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4)

What a glorious promise it is, with its assurance that all His servants will finally see Him face to face! On the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter, James, and John saw how “his face did shine as the sun” (Matthew 17:2), as He spoke of His forthcoming death. Shortly after this, “he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51) to meet His death.

We see the description of Jesus’ appearance in Revelation 1:13-16

13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man,[a]dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

I cannot wait to behold His face.

Compare the funeral trappings  of those who have this hope and those who do not, for there is a difference is there not although what matters is what was in the heart of the deceased?

Christian Bernadotte and Stephan Straehl - Sonja Bernadotte Funeral Service

Peace or fear?

Confident quiet send-off or send-off with wailing of instruments and of relatives?

Hopeful reconciliation in heaven or hopeless wailing and gnashing of teeth?

The thief said :  “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”

Jesus said :   “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”… “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ” ..

Do not let your hearts be troubled.You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3

Which will be your end? Hopeful or hopeless?  I know He’s gone to prepare a place for me. I hope  and pray  it is the same for you and if not, you can have a hopeful eternity. Your response to Jesus Christ makes the difference.

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1 Response to Christian Dim Sum – That is the difference – Hope

  1. While we do not ‘welcome’ death – for ourselves or for our loved ones – we certainly look forward with confidence and joy to our life after death, for God has promised, and His promises cannot fail.

    I have been at the bedsides of both saved and unsaved at the time of their deaths, and there was no comparison. The quiet confidence and even joy in those who were going home to be with their Lord was a complete contrast to the fear and dread of those who did not know Christ.

    We are all one day closer to the time we will meet our God – either at death or when Jesus returns for His own.

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