Early this year, a young successful male singer visited a hospital to spend some time with a girl suffering from leukemia. The girl’s mother wrote a “Thank You” note. I need to make sure you know how much your time with the girl made her feel happy. We may not appreciate not appreciate his kind of music, but we have to applaud and appreciate anyone who manages to brighten the last days of a dying child.
If that is the case for the rock star who paid a short one time visit, what ought to be the world’s response to the Savior? You know when Jesus enters and individual’s life, it is not just for a stolen moment or two. No, when Jesus comes, He comes to stay.
That is why over the centuries, He has been by the deathbeds of the rich, the poor, the young, the old, the parents and the children. He has been there when death has come quietly, and He was there when death gave a long time warning. Jesus was there when the dying individual was alone and He was there for the person who was surrounded by family and loved ones. But there is more to be said about the Savior’s presence when a person dies. We need to remember that when the physician is helpless and the medicine is ineffectual Jesus is doing some of His best work. He who died so we might be forgiven and adopted into God’s family of faith is there to take us through the valley of death. He is present to assist the dying and comfort the mourning. He is there and because He is, when death comes calling, we need not be afraid.
The time will come when we will leave this world. Be comforted by the knowledge that at that time, we will not be alone. On that day, the Savior will take us to a reunion in Heaven that will never end. Give thanks in Jesus’ name.
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