Friday, January 27, 2012

the beginning of life

This is the end- for me the beginning of life.

~Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one week before his execution*.

A most important thought to think upon and remember: dying is just the beginning of real life for God's people.

The life to come will be filled with joy, contentment and purpose unmarred by sin. All our work will be done completely and wholly in perfection and enjoyment. That is living, not this surviving, which by comparison, seems to be what we do now.
May my life now, this existence be like a lighthouse beam, designed to keep the light burning so that others will see the way of the Real and True Life to come.
After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that Your Son may glorify You.
For You granted Him authority over all people that He might give eternal life to all those You have given Him. Now this is eternal life: that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.
John 17:1-3

*This may have been a quote from the day before he was executed as sources seem to vary on the timing.

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