I am outwardly wasting away. It’s also known as growing old. My body sags, my skin has become withered, my senses are duller and so is my memory. I find myself going from one room to another with purpose, only to forget what it was. Aging is a necessary part of the natural process of living, but it doesn’t have to be debilitating.
God wants us to live abundantly. That’s why He works within us every day – nourishing us with the power of His Spirit – protecting us with knowledge that comes from His Word – giving us challenges which grow our faith and dependence on Him. Through this time of grace we not only have the opportunity to grow closer to God, but we can share His amazing love with others.
Our road to heaven isn’t paved with our good works, but with the precious victory won by Christ for us. Our reward of eternal life is not dependent on anything we do. It’s a free gift bestowed on us by the One who created us.
Eternal life is waiting – it doesn’t cost a cent – it’s God’s love personified through His only Son. Our dying bodies can look forward to renewal, restoration and refreshment on the other side of the grave. Life goes on with great abundance.