Are You Ready to Go?

by | Jul 23, 2023 | Uncategorized

Life is moving faster than it ever has before
What tomorrow brings us isn’t certain any more

I grew up listening to this song from Evie, but I will say if this was true back in the 1970s, it’s even more true now.

Scrolling through Facebook, I caught an old Gaither Homecoming reel featuring George Younce and Jake Hess. Wow. When you watch the old videos and see how many are no longer with us, you realize how short life really is.

I have a friend who frequently forwards emails. I’ve not heard from her in the past month in spite of sending a couple of emails and leaving a voicemail. She’s in her 80s and lives alone so I’m concerned. If I find out that she’s passed away, I will be sad, but I know that she will be happy to have finally reunited with her husband in Heaven.

Death is an interesting thing. I reminded someone the other day that we were not created to die, but we don’t want to live forever in our sin-ridden bodies either.

I’ve developed a lot of fears in recent years, mostly due to the fact that I went from hardly experiencing grief in my life to all of a sudden knowing a lot of people who have gone on. I find myself wondering who will be next. Will it be me? Am I ready? I think that last question is key. If you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are ready to meet Jesus, I don’t think you will fear death at all.

I listened to a podcast last night where one of the hosts admitted that she doesn’t long for God’s presence as much as she should. I can relate. I get there at times, but then the cares of the world creep in and choke out that desire so that it’s a constant fight. That said, my prayer is that God will increase my desire for Him, that I will know Him more than ever before, and that I will learn from those who are ready to go, remaining faithful so that I will see my loved ones again.

Life isn’t easy, folks. But as Evie also reminded us:

Praise the Lord! He never changes!
I go to Him. He’s always there.
He comforts me on every level
Takes the burdens that I bear

Amen! Let’s give our burdens to the Lord and walk in victory until the day we too are ready to go.

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Sony has been an avid southern gospel fan since she first heard The Happy Goodman Family on a cassette in the mid-1980s. She is the co-founder of Family Renewal and the owner of Sony Elise Editing Services.

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