2015-04-17 - Good Times and Bad
Originally Published 2009-09-25
This week I celebrated my 20th birthday. Next month I will celebrate my 38th. (Read John 3 to understand how that is possible). This week, my older son and I have been sick. Many people around where I live have been flooded out of homes, work, and school. My county was fortunate to be spared from the record rains but I know of people who were affected - family and coworkers. It has been a week of good times and bad. For some reason this passage of scripture came to mind.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NKJV)
There is a season of sickness and a season of health, lows and highs, bad times and good. But I am thankful that some of those seasons will one day be over. But then these passages also came to mind.
Isaiah 33:24 (NIV) - No one living in Zion will say, "I am ill"; and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.
It is comforting to know that there will be no fevers, aches, chills, coughs, or even runny noses in Heaven. I am glad to be on my way. What about you?
All scripture references from KJV (King James Version) unless otherwise noted