Reward of Heaven
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.” Psalm 116:15 (NIV)
God does not cause evil to happen, but it doesn’t happen without us being better off than if it didn’t. Nothing happens without God’s knowledge, but that doesn’t mean He causes it. Even when death steals life from our loved ones, it doesn’t happen unless the Lord God allows for a greater reward and an everlasting benefit to all involved. Our loss on earth is our reward in Heaven.
When you consider that we will spend more time in Heaven than we have on earth, and death is merely the conclusion of this mortal span of years, waking up to immortality in the resurrection to forever be with our loved ones will be worth it all.
Let’s pray today that we may live as a people whose permanent home is in Heaven, not earth.