Friday, April 1, 2016


We will all one day walk through death's door.

Moses said,

Psalms 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

This man was given by God 104 years to serve him. And, serve he did. The old hymns of the faith still ring through the homes and hearts of millions of Christians in the voice of George Beverley Shea.

This video of Bev Shea's memorial service is moving, especially if you ever heard him sing in person as I have. But, I have a thought that troubles me.............

You, though you love Jesus will all your heart, and though you may have served him just as faithfully at Bev Shea, may wonder who will come to your funeral. Will there be no one there to remember? This is a fear we all have these days.

Just note this though.

Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

All of those angels, especially the ones whom God called on to minister to you throughout your life, will be waiting to sing you into Heaven. If they sang when you repented and came to Christ, how much more they will sing as you step through death's door into the arms of Jesus.

If something has been dragging you down recently, watch this celebration of the life of a good and simple saint who served Jesus Well.