As you guys know, God has been leading me to write notes in the margins of my Bible to leave behind whatever knowledge I've learned and pass it on to the next owner of my Bible.
I don't know if they will be Trib Saints, but I hope so. However, something tragic happened in the family of my hubby's best friend on the 4th of July and it made me realize how fragile and fleeting this life really is.
My hubby's best friend's cousin was killed in a horrible car accident after losing control. He was only 21. I hadn't seen the cousin in a long time, but I remember him when he was a young boy. His family loves the Lord, but with his erratic behavior, it's hard to know if this young man was a brother in Christ. I leave that up to the Lord, even though it pains me to think about. His passing was a tragic shame.
I did some reflection upon his death these past few days since. I didn't know him well, but it still hit me, that we all hope to be Raptured, but that might not be The Plan for us. We can be taken out of here at ANY time, not in random car accidents, but if God wills, in our sleep, by stopping our heart, or a myriad of other ways.
I decided to write a "goodbye" note of sorts in the "study notes" section of the Bible I'm writing in, to comfort my family and friends after I'm gone, whether by Rapture or passing. I didn't want it to be only Rapture focused, as the young man above didn't make it, who's to say I will as well?
I wanted to share what I wrote with you guys, maybe to give you some ideas for your own notes to leave behind, or to edify some of you who might be hurting after losing a loved one who was a believer.
If you have found this Bible after I'm gone, I pray it blesses you. It is my hope to be Raptured, but if I pass away, do not be saddened or mad at God.
My one and only desire in this life was to be with my Yeshua and never be separated from Him.
He has answered my prayer.
As you read this, I will be communing with Him, basking in His perfect Love for me. No one but God Himself knows how deeply I ached for that in my life. Death is not the end, but the beginning of my TRUE Life in Yeshua. God is the God of the living, not the dead, and I am very much ALIVE.
God led me to pass on my knowledge of Him in this Book. I pray it will help you to grow in the Lord. He is coming again. VERY soon -- sooner than you think. Whether the Rapture or the Second Coming, hallelujah, I will be returning with Him!
Yeshua is my Beloved Bridegroom. Rest in knowing that I now have what I've always dreamed... His arms wrapped around me for the rest of my existence.
I love Him so VERY much, it is my earnest prayer you come to love Him as I do. He is my ALL in all, my Joy, my Peace, my Salvation, and my Love. In Him, I am forever satisfied.
No, do not cry for me. Rejoice! I am where I've always wanted to be. I would not wish to return to earth after tasting Heaven.
I am singing with the angels, I am dancing with my God, and I am eternally filled with all the fullness of Yeshua.
I am Joyous!
Praise God, I have received my inheritance in Christ!
I love you all,
I just wanted to share this, because I felt God's presence on me while I wrote it. I wanted to make those left behind be glad, not upset, that I was gone to where I've always longed to be. Perhaps even in my passing, the Lord wished for me to edify those I love. :)
Not that I plan on it any time soon, mind! Unless we're RAPTURED!! And then we ALL get to fly! :D