If you’ve ever read my blog posts in August, they are usually always focused around my brother, as this is the month that he went home to be with Jesus. But, this isn’t just the month he passed, today, August 13th is the very day I watched my brother take his final breath on earth 13 years ago. If you read my post last year “Everybody’s Got Dead People” you know I was having a hard year and as I posted last year there is no rhyme or reason that I’ve discovered to grief and mourning and the waves that it comes in, I can always sense a few weeks in advance whether the storm is calm or it’s brewing. This year, I’m in the calm. I’m sad and miss him but am at peace, not understanding why it happened but full of hope that this is only temporary and the future we have together made possible by Jesus is eternal!
2 Corinthians 4:18 says,
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
but on what is unseen,
since what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal.
It can be easy for me some days to focus on what I see; to focus on things that are temporary and my prayer for you & I is that we can fix our eyes on the unseen, on the eternal. Jeremy Jernigan is going to be talking about this powerful subject at our upcoming worship night. I’d love for you all to come and be a part of it. Would you join us, Sunday night August 23rd at our Gilbert campus 6pm. Let’s raise our voices together and give God praise for the hope and the future that we have in Him!