Present with God
“and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.” Ecclesiastes 12:7 (NIV)
It is comforting to know that to be absent from our body is to be present with our Lord in spirit. The resurrection will bring forth our glorified bodies when our spirit once again reinvigorates us at the last trump. We may not understand it, but we can believe it because we are living souls with God’s immortal breath of life in mere mortal earthly bodies, awaiting the resurrection.
Like Lazarus, Jesus will call us forth from our temporal graves at the Lord’s return. On the glorious day of the resurrection, where we’ll reunite with our loved ones for eternity, and we will be present with God together, forever and ever.
Let’s pray today that our loved ones may yield to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.