When it became obvious that I was about to lose my darling wife with whom I
had shared life for more than half a century, it was unimaginably difficult
to think of losing her.
And yet, as we talked about her going home, we tried to imagine just where
Heaven was located, what it would be like, and how God would take her there.
It seemed likely that God would assign an angel to come and carry her home
at the speed of light, keeping her warm in his strong arms while he pointed
out various stars and constellations they would pass on their way to heaven.
I can also imagine the angel whispering in her ear the names of those
waiting to greet her with a warm hug as she passed through those huge pearly
gates. It doesn't seem too much to imagine the angel getting so excited that
he could not keep himself from telling her something of the magnificent
splendor and joy that awaits her.
Surely God will take each of His family members home with perfect tenderness
and great anticipation. Anything less would not be the way our loving God
would have it. He would have everything done to perfection.
While looking up at the big bright moon, my darling and I talked quite a
while about her space-travels ... and I mentioned that I might get a
powerful telescope to try to catch a small glimpse of what she would be
seeing on her way home. One of the last things she said to me before leaving
was: "Don't forget the telescope."
So now, as gaze at the moon, I am awestruck. I think of God's awesome power
and it brings tears to my eyes. Just think of it.
He has unlimited power on such a grand scale, and yet He cares so deeply
about each and every one of us individually. What a loving and amazing God
In Hebrews 1:1-3 it is written that our loving Lord upholds all things "by
the word of His power"... Think of it.
God created everything by His spoken command as described in Genesis 1:3, 6,
9, 11, and 14. And to this day He holds everything together by His command
... "by his powerful word." What incredible power. He is in command and
control of everything in all creation. He alone owns all the wealth in our
world and throughout the universe. He has all wisdom and knowledge and He is
the sum total of perfect love ... and He loves us.
Reflecting on all this ... how do you choose to respond to God's invitation
to join His family?
Adapted from a message written by Pastor Dwight Hall - November 2003