UCB Word For Today October 31, 2023 | Your Loved One Is With The Lord

UCB Word For Today October 31, 2023 | Your Loved One Is With The Lord
UCB Word For Today October 31, 2023 | Your Loved One Is With The Lord

UCB Word For Today October 31, 2023 Daily Devotional

Read UCB Word For Today October 31, 2023 Tuesday Daily Devotional Message by United Christian Broadcasters

TOPIC: Your Loved One Is With The Lord

We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 5:8, New King James Version

Try as we might to avoid it, and as reluctant as we are to discuss it, each of us must release the hand of the one we love into the hand of the One who loves us most. But what happens when you die? What happens to you between your death and Christ’s return? Paul answers, ‘We don’t want you, my brothers, to be in any doubt about those who “fall asleep” in death, or to grieve over them like men…who have no hope’ (1 Thessalonians 4:13 PHPS).

Scripture is surprisingly quiet about what happens to us in the period between our death and the resurrection of our body. (It doesn’t give us enough information to satisfy our curiosity, just enough to whet our appetite.) Paul writes: ‘For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labour for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far’ (Philippians 1:21-23 NIVUK).

Bible scholar Anthony Hoekema says, ‘What Paul is saying here is that the moment he departs or dies, that very same moment he will be with Christ.’ Ultimately, heaven is the greatest healing of all! Your loved ones had pain here but have no pain there. They struggled here but have no struggles there. You may wonder why God took them home, but they don’t. Now they understand. They are, at this very moment, at peace in God’s presence.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Lamentations 3-5, Hebrews 4

UCB Word For Today 31st October 2023. United Christian Broadcasters is a Christian media charity that exists to offer every person, in every place, every moment of the day, the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way.

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