What he did and his achievements, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel? 1 Kings 16:5
But you remain the same, and your years will never end. Psalm 102:27
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The gate of the inner court facing east is to be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it is to be opened. The prince is to enter from the outside through the portico of the gateway and stand by the gatepost. Ezekiel 46:1-2
When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4
Earthly kings and princes come to nothing in the end. Their deeds are but words on the pages of ancient history. Jesus, the Prince of Peace will enter Jerusalem through the East gate on his triumphant return. That gate is blocked now and a graveyard stands outside of it. None of that will stop the return of the King of Kings.
Will he find us ready, clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness, and love? Will we recognize Him as the one who rules our hearts? Will sweet songs of praise and thanksgiving greet Him?
Then our biographies will disintegrate into the dust. When we belong to Jesus, He is our everything, our reason for being, our inheritance.
Surrounded by His glory, my life will fade like the mist at dawn. I will only see Jesus smiling at me, arms outstretched, beckoning me forward into his arms.
From the archives. Originally published October 13, 2010