I’ve Been Working Toward That Day by: Bill McCormick

“A good name is better than a good ointment, and the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.” Ecclesiastes 7:1      The doctor came to his bedside and softly told him they had done all they could. He would die in three to six weeks. The doctor was taken aback by brother Gholson’s calm and even welcoming response to the prognosis. How could he take it so calmly? Brother Gholson’s response: “I’ve been working toward this for the best part of my life.”      We are encouraged, having put on Christ, to “set our affections on things above not on the earth” (Col.3:1,2). Abraham “looked for a city which has foundations, whose maker and builder is God” (Heb. 11:10). If we have built up our treasure in heaven rather than on earth (Matt. 6:20,21) through faithfully living by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matt. 4:4), walking in the light (I John 1:7), we too can face with hope that time appointed to all men (Heb. 9:27). If we live in peace with God, we can die in peace with Him (Psa. 37:37).   — Bill McCormick; via The Encourager, the weekly bulletin for the Calvert City church of Christ, Calvert City, KY. 

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