Hi friends — This weekend as we were traveling home down the interstate, I listened to a TED talk on the subject of death. Not something we think about a lot. I thought what most of the speakers tried to say was that considering death, gives you a perspective that allows you to be more intentional with the life you have left–time with family, travels, conversations you mean to have. That is so valuable…
But what I didn’t hear was how to think of death itself, and what lies beyond. That is the blessed hope my faith gives me– hope in God’s presence now and forever.
I like this little vignette from Psalm 73. It seems a picture of a life (and of a death) to me. I have it written on a pretty card and read it most days– God the strength of my heart and my portion forever. It’s a comfort, a joy.
“I am always with you, you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And being with you, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.” –Psalm 73:23 to 26
P.S. photo from our trip through upstate NY last summer.