For our citizenship is in heaven from which we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory.........(Philippians 3:20-21)
Each day we live, we move a little closer to that moment in time when we will shed this earthly tabernacle and step out into eternity. As a faithful child of God we will be going to that better country where we will live for ceaseless ages with our Lord and the redeemed of all ages.
The Lord willing, in just a few more weeks, I will celebrate my 84th year on this side of eternity. This life has been exciting and certainly most interesting. It has been a great adventure so far and I feel confident that the same holds true for all who read these words. The path through life is sometimes smooth and easy while at times it is rocky and difficult. In our youth we are strong, vibrant, full of energy and it seems as if nothing can stop us. As we grow older our strength fades considerably and all too quickly the aches and pains that accompany age begin to set in and even though life is still exciting, it does become a little more adventurous.
When all is said and done, if we could not go to God for help, if we could not find strength and refuge in him, if in those times of troubles and afflictions that strike our human frame causing anxiety and sorrow to trouble us, our walk on this side of eternity would be most difficult indeed (Psalms 94:17; Psalms 40:17; Psalms 46:1-3; Psalms 121:2; Hebrews 4:16).
"Preserve me O God, for in thee do I put my trust-- Psalms 16:1. This is a short but powerful prayer uttered by David asking God to keep him from harm and that God will defend and sustain him as he walks this earthly pathway. This is a prayer that should be on our lips every day. It tells our God that we trust him to watch over us and in turn we are willing to commit ourselves to him at all times(Psalms 62:8)..