A Saint Of God Goes Home
About ten years ago a highway near where I was driving was blocked off. While I was visiting in the hospital someone told me that the reason was because there was a real bad accident. I didn’t think another thing about it until I received a call on my cell phone from one of the church members. The accident that had caused the highway to be closed was her dear friend. My heart broke as I went to see her and try to comfort her. The friend who had been killed was a wonderful Christian and she had touched my life as well as many she came in contact with. It was hard for me to claim the verse in Psalm that says, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15) But there on the highway the Lord came and took one of His precious saints home to glory. It was hard for me to believe that God had taken her home.
When I got to the church, Gerry was there and her heart was broken as she had lost a very dear friend. Tears came to my eyes as I cried with her. Pat had been a wonderful friend and a very precious saint of God. Through our tears we talked about how she was a blessing to others as well as to us. We knew where she was and we weren’t crying for her, we were crying because we would miss her in our lives. We knew where she was and we knew she was sharing the splendor of Heaven. To God her homecoming was precious. It wasn’t precious to us because we were selfish and we wanted her with us. But God knew best.
Next time the highway is blocked off I’ll be reminded that someone has lost a dear friend or a loved one. My prayer will be that they are comforted. It will be my prayer that the one taken will be a child of God. Nobody knows the time that our life will end here on this earth so it is urgent that we prepare for it. If you know not Christ as your Savior I urge you to accept Him today as your Savior.
Each time a saint of God dies the angels rejoice and their homecoming is precious in the sight of God. It might not be precious to us but God stands there with arms open wide welcoming them home.
Today I want to urge you if you are not a child of God please accept His salvation that is offered to you freely. Jesus paid for your sins in full and all you must do is accept His free gift. Someday we will want our homecoming to be precious in His sight.