“I have to tell you, Pat, that a dear friend of mine was in stage four cancer and about to die. I asked the Lord why people who have been serving You so faithfully for so many years – through prayer, volunteering, serving, giving, witnessing, and the stuff in Matthew 25 – come to such a painful and ignominious end. Here I was questioning the very character of God. Then I came upon a Scripture passage
that answered my question:
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
“Though life may seem bitter now, there is a reward ahead. My friend died yesterday morning and is now safely tucked away with God…able to experience His love and mercy first hand, known by God and facing a life of eternal security and joy.”
Wow! What a story and what an encouragement to those of us who have been or still are in the pangs of depression. Life on this earth is like a small dot that we pass through quickly. Eternity is a long line that goes on forever. What are you concentrating on – the dot or the line?