Off with the Old, On with the New

Shedding the Old for the New

Numbers 6 Last night a precious friend shed his earthly garments for the garments of the righteous in heaven. He now stands clothed in the garments that had been prepared for him in eternity past because “no one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear results.” [Mark 2:21] He has now heard: “Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’” [Mt 25:21] We, who are left behind waiting for our day, grieve with those who grieve, yet we rejoice that he is no longer suffering. He stands whole before the heavenly realm and the Savior he loved. He had been spiritually blessed with all the spiritual blessings in the heavenly realm, and now he sees them in perfection. [Eph 1:3]

We weep with those who weep and grieve with those who grieve. To you, we offer these words: Numbers 6:24-26 “The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you, and give you peace.

Are we ready as our dear friend to shed our earthly garments for the garments fit for the kingdom of God? 

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