This world is far from easy and nearly every single day I find myself yearning for Heaven.
A little over a year ago now, I lost my grandmother. As prepared as I thought I was to lose her the reality of that seemed almost unbearable at the time she went to her eternal home. I have this hope that not everyone has. The hope of seeing her again in Heaven one day because of her salvation in Jesus Christ. I’m so grateful for the reality of Heaven. (Hebrews 11:1)
Once I remind myself of that reality I’ll have eternity in Heaven and my salvation through Jesus, I am free to live my life on planet earth from a place of joy and not despair. (1 Corinthians 13:12) This verse has been such a great comfort to me because although it hasn’t taken away my pain of losing my grandmother, it has shifted my perspective toward Heaven.
I don’t know about you, but I want to do my best in this life to lead and point others toward Jesus. No matter the cost. No matter how intimidated I might be. Let me give an example of this from my own life: Over the last year, God have graciously given me the opportunity to help facilitate my Ladies’ small group on Wednesday nights. It’s been amazing and so life-giving for me! Moral of the story is don’t be afraid to do the thing that scares you the most and the thing that you would never think you would find yourself doing because in my experience that’s when God has me right where I need to be. (Philippians 4:13, Jeremiah 29:11)
As most of you know if you follow me on social media, Grey’s Anatomy is one of my most favorite TV shows. This past Thursday, I watched this particular scene and KNEW I had to write about it. It shows the reunion of the resident that passed reuniting with his mom. (I’ll link it below if you want to check it out-spoiler alert if you watch the show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjzHxqgJzE8).
Furthermore, here is some context to fill you in and why I chose to write about this in conclusion to this post. Essentially, one of the residents from the hospital risks his life to go after a former patient who is involved in an illegal activity in order to bring the victims justice. While watching this play out, I was reminded how Jesus did the very same thing for us when he chose to die on the cross for our sins. (John 3:16, John 15:13) I was challenged to think about if I would I be willing to sacrifice my own life if it came down to it for the salvation and well-being of others? And that’s what I would like to leave with you all today. Additionally, it was a beautiful reminder for those of us who are Christians and what we have to look forward to one day in Heaven when we are reunited with our loved ones who also know Christ! It literally brought tears to my eyes as I was watching it.
Lord, I thank you for being You. I thank you that you can even use a TV show to inspire a blog post and to bring others to salvation in You if they choose to do so. I pray You would use this message to speak to others and everyone who reads this.
In your name I pray,
©2021 by Andrea Pierce