Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More life to come...

"...and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free."
John 8:32
I was thinking this morning about what that freedom is exactly.  What does that freedom look like in our daily, work-a-day lives? It seems so out-there to be free.  We are tied to our jobs, responsibilities, cares of this world.  What does the freedom Jesus speaks of mean to us?  I think it means that we have the freedom to know there is more than just this world.  There is a hope of something else, something better.  That doesn't mean that we waste our time in this life looking forward to what's to come, but that we use this time wisely, learning to love, helping each other with compassion.  I'm taking a wonderful course to be a hospice volunteer and someone asked last night how hospice workers deal with the inevitable sadness of losing a patient they have grown to love.  The answer in my mind was clear--there is comfort in knowing the person is now free.  They are free of the pain and difficulties of this world and are enjoying that Somewhere Better.  Jesus gives us that freedom to learn and enjoy our time on this earth, but there is also an assurance of more...more life and love to come and more life and love to enjoy.  And that is the truth setting me free this day, how about you?  Love, heidi

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