Daily Reflections (8-25-13)

– We had a great time of corporate worship today at New Vision Fellowship. It was a joy to see several guests and many of our members. Worship was great and you could sense the presence of the Lord in the sanctuary. I preached from John 9 on Jesus healing the man who was born blind. We talked about how Jesus is in the business of changing lives. Those of us who have experience life change (from death to life) have the privilege of being involved in the lives of people who need to be transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Oftentimes all we need to do is faithfully share the story of how Jesus changed our life. We all have a story to tell and we should never forget the Scripture says, “how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news” (Romans 10:15). Telling our story to unbelievers is a beautiful thing God can use to draw them to himself.

– My great grandmother is still hanging on at this point. I expect a call anytime to let us know that she has gone on to be with Jesus. As I prepared the message for her funeral this week, I was reminded at the brevity of life. Even though she has lived 93 years, that is little more than a blip when you consider eternity. Life is a vapor! I plan to use Proverbs 31:10-31 for the funeral service. I believe these verses encapsulate her life and her faith in Jesus. Here is my outline:

1. She was loved and cherished by her husband (31:10-19).

2. She was loved and cherished by her community (31:20-24).

3. She was loved and cherished by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren (31:25-29).

4. She was loved and cherished by her Savior (31:30-31).

**By far the most important thing my great grandmother did was place her faith and trust in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. This relationship enabled 1-3 to be true of her life. She is a wonderful lady!