When The Curtain Falls

Two days ago, I was studying about death and resurrection of the righteous and as I studied, Hebrews 9:27 caught my attention.

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When we were created, our date of departure from earth was set. We all have an appointment with death; an appointment we can’t miss. It could be tomorrow, it could be in another 50 years. No one knows when. But when the time comes for us to meet with that appointment, it can’t be delayed. We have to go.

As I meditated on this, I had missed feelings. I was sad about death at first. You would think knowing fully well that this wasn’t my home, that I would be glad to go home isn’t it? Don’t we sometimes forget this? We wake up, rush out of the house, go to work, eat, laugh, sleep and the next day the same routine happens. We forget that we might not wake up the next day to experience life again. We are so caught up with this jungle called earth where we keep hunting for earthly treasures.

But as I studied the next part resurrection, I was encouraged because we get to rise up in glory!

I am very intentional about my social media platforms and every public figure I follow inspires me in some way. There is a particular lady who I admire so much. I have learnt a lot just by watching how she incorporates Jesus into her everyday life and also that of her kids. A mum of four who despite the busyness that comes with mummy life, is still doing exploits for God in her way.

I have been off social media for a while and I only went back 4 days ago. Two hours after studying about death, I went on social media and the first thing I saw was that this 38 years old lady died the day before. I still feel the ache in my heart. I have lost people I know and I haven’t had their death affect me the way this one has. I have cried and I am grieving. As I went back watching her videos and scrolling through her pics and the comments on her page, a question hit me.

What will I be remembered for?

This young lady’s life impacted so many people and she is remembered for all of that. 38 years old is young right? I know. But she had to meet up with her appointment. She is gone. Her plans for the next day no longer matters. What matters now is how she lived her days here on earth. Grace, mercy, forgiveness have been taken away from her. No chance to undo or do anything. Her time is up.

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This will be me someday. This will be you someday.

What will you be remembered for?

What lives have you impacted? Are you walking in your purpose? Or are you still giving excuses as to why you can’t do what God has called you to do? Are you spending days, weeks, months and years saying I will do it tomorrow? Are you still playing the blame game; “oh if not what I went through I would have been xyz? If not for the abuse, failed relationship, lack of job I would be ….?” All of these are excuses. They may be genuine but they won’t cut it on that day when we stand before our Master?

It’s about time we started living with eternity in mind.

I will encourage you to read this short post I wrote about this time last year; Teach Us To Number Our Days

Again,

What will I be remembered for?

What will you be remembered for?

22 thoughts on “When The Curtain Falls

  1. I have also been thinking a lot lately about how short life on earth is compared to eternity with God. This truth was especially brought home to me when my best friend died in March. She had an infection and just was not getting better, but I was convinced that she would be able to go home again and continue her life. I even encouraged her with visions of our visit to the beach together. One week when I visited, she was laughing with me and talking about our grandchildren. I read to her from Bob Goff’s latest book and we laughed together. The next week, she was so weak and medicated that she could not raise her head from the bed. When the nurse came in to dress her wound, we both noticed that Heidi had totally lost all circulation in her left leg. Her husband returned from lunch with my husband and I told him what was going on. Her vascular surgeon was called. It was determined that she was not strong enough to undergo surgery to amputate her leg and she would need to go to hospice because she was dying. I saw her for the last time on Thursday. I prayed for her, crying as I did because I knew that I would never see her again on earth. I continued to cry at home and pray to God that she would pass easily, after so much suffering. She died on Friday night. I am still sad and miss Heidi every day, but would I wish her back? Absolutely not! She was everything a best friend could be and irreplaceable, but God called her home and I have to accept that. We all need to accept that out next breath is not promised…it is a gift from God and we should not ever take this life on earth for granted. We should be doing all we can, every minute that we can to see that God’s Word is preached and those who die are ready to meet their Creator. Death is only sad for those of us left behind on earth. In Heaven, there is a celebration for the homecoming of another sain! Thank you for letting me share. I plan to reboot your original post about this topic.

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    1. Sorry for your loss Sis. Loosing someone so close is very difficult. Indeed life is short and tomorrow isn’t promised. We have to live every moment as though it’s our last. Thanks for sharing your story. It has again reinforced the need for us to focus on eternity. Thanks also for the reblog. Blessings to you🙂

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  2. “It’s about time we started living with eternity in mind” This is a profound statement. Many times, we live like this is our home, but the Bible reminds us that this is temporary. We should live with eternity in mind. I will write that on my wall 🙂

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  3. Wow! Sis, this has been on my mind and heart, and I’m thankful you wrote about this! ❤ I really needed to read it! I'm going to share this post on the community spotlight for Inside Cup, it comes out at the end of the month.

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