The Trials of Life Will Prepare you for the Glory to Come, Amen.
Everything has a cause and reason! You were Created for a cause and reason, find it!
Uhm! Since my experience; death is ‘sweet’, remember Paul was ready to die…Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? [F]or I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus” (Acts 21:13).
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain here on the Earth and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith, so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again. Philippians 1:21-26
Paul knew just what was beyond. I venture his death (beheading) was an honor (as opposed to being put to death by crucifixion.) Peter was hung (upside down!) refusing to be hung on a cross like Jesus – The Lord.
So many shares come to mind. Jesus told His disciples that they would suffer like Him.
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:5
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:3
“For I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.” Acts 9:16
For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Philippians 1:29
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. Matthew 10:38
And we are moved to see how this actually came to be:
We share this, “there was hope in passing away for the disciples. As some have shared returning; There is NOTHING that can compare to the peek that was experienced on being pronounced…Romans 8:18.
So, it is a blessing to have a chance to learn about Home!