Wednesday, August 25, 2010

In The Heavenly Realms

2 Corinthians 5:1-10 (NIV)

Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.  Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.  For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.  Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.  We live by faith, not by sight.  We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.   So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

I just received a Caringbridge notification.  The verses I have shared with you are the first verses I read this morning as I wiped the sleep from my eyes as I read from Paul Lowry's journal for Sharon.  I want to quote Paul. "Sharon is with our LORD.  Very early this morning (Wed 8-25-2010) Sharon peacefully departed her body for her destination with the Father.
Sharon did not lose her battle with cancer because you cannot lose something that has already been won.  Death has no power over us for we are eternal because of what Jesus Christ did for us."

Please continue to lift Paul and his family in prayer as they go through the days ahead.
In Christian love, Nan

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