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Devotional written by MZBC

On This Side of Glory
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in the spirit. ---Psalms 34:18

Death is a solo engagement that does not delay its appointed time. Sometimes it comes peaceful without disturbance, suddenly and unexpected, with suffering to which it brings relief, and sometimes as a closer to crimes and terrible accidents. We don't get to choose its approach. Death comes quickly and leaves behind a temporary audible emptiness, spatial airiness, and the physical evidence that our loved ones were here...but are now gone. We face the backside of a door that we cannot open for their return. On this side of glory, we are not yet invited to the celebration taking place on the other side of death's door. But we still have great reason to celebrate! We get to go on living our lives to shine the light of Jesus better and brighter in a world that desperately needs a Savior! We can look forward to one day receiving an invitation for our celebration in Heaven, but we want to make sure we leave strong saints on this side of glory to carry on the mission of the Kingdom until we all make it Home.

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