DEATH IS PRECIOUS
Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His saints.
For us on earth, death seems like such a tragedy, but not so for the Lord and those in heaven. Death is precious to the Lord, it leads His sons and daughters right into is arms. To leave this world is the beginning of the greatest adventure imaginable. We just lost one of the great men of God from our generation, David Wilkerson. To those of us on earth, this seems like such a terrible thing, for Pastor Wilkerson and those in heaven, nothing could be further from the truth. Jonathan Edwards loved to preach about heaven, here is something he said in his message, “To Be Absent From the Body is to be Present With the Lord”.
“the privilege of being with Christ in heaven, where he sits on the right hand of God, in the glory of the King and God of angels, and of the whole universe, shining forth as the great light, the bright sun of that world of glory; there to dwell in the full, constant and everlasting view of his beauty and brightness; there most freely and intimately to converse with him, and fully to enjoy his love, as his friends and spouse; there to have fellowship with him in the infinite pleasure and joy he has in the enjoyment of his Father; there to sit with him on his throne, and reign with him in the possession of all things, and partake with him in the joy and glory of his victory over his enemies, and the advancement of his kingdom in the world, and to join with him in joyful songs of praise to his Father and their Father, to his God and their God, forever and ever? Is not such a privilege worth the seeking after?”
Can you imagine what it will be like, to be in the presence of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ? To enjoy the love that flows like a mighty river from Him and fills everything in that glorious place, to sing with the angels, to dance without inhibition in His Presence, to enjoy Christ in all of the redeemed from every tribe and tongue, to celebrate with those that we led to Christ, yes, heaven will be quite a place.
As for David Wilkerson, he will be missed, his family needs our prayer. For the rest of us, let this serve as a reminder. Life is precious, life is short. There is a world that needs Christ and heaven is a world of love.