TILL MORNING

“Adebimpe mi, I have finished my race. I have kept the faith. The crown of glory is being prepared. I am going home!” Despite her rebuke, he smiled at her with an angelic glow on his face. “My dear wife, it is time for me to go. Please don’t hold me back. Focus on finishing your race so that we will see again. Till morning, my love. Till morning.”

Her son, John, held her right hand in his hands and jolted her back to the church. She looked into his eyes and saw that they were filled with tears and questions, just as hers were. She knew she was meant to comfort him and assure him that things would turn out well, but she’s couldn’t bring herself to do that.

As the pastor concluded his sermon, he asked the congregation to open their Bibles to Acts 13:36.

“For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was buried among his fathers and experienced decay [in the grave];”

Acts 13:36

Then she heard the Holy Spirit speak to her with a whisper that felt like an embrace. “My daughter, I left you for a reason. I preserved you for a purpose. My son has served his purpose and now he is with me. Will you do the same? Can I count on you?”

Ire: A few years ago, a friend posted a verse on Facebook that has stuck with me. Ecclesiastes 7:3 – for sadness has a refining influence on us.

Death has a way of bringing things into perspective. It reminds us that so many things which we focus on are not as important as we make them out to be. It shifts our focus from the ephemeral to the eternal.

Sadly, this shift rarely lasts for a long time. After a while, we move on and fall into our old patterns of living, chasing after shadows that give no lasting benefits.

Today, God wants to remind us of the transient nature of life. Are you living with the end in mind? Is your life being spent in pursuit of Christ and in devotion to Him? Or in the pursuit of earthly recognition and accolades? If your eyes close never to open again on earth, will you be said to have served God’s purpose in your generation?

God is calling for a change. Will you answer?

Author: Iremide Akinsola

I am a Christian. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music and watching football.

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