Saint Mark Daily Advent Devotional – December 10, 2014

by Matthew Malok & Bill Whittaker

Scripture: Revelation 1:17b, 2:7

This year we are commemorating the anniversaries of several of our family and friends’ transitions from this life to the next.  Occasionally we send up helium balloons in the backyard to mark the occasion.  Matthew’s mom died 20 years ago and Bill’s 27 years ago.  Many other family members including both of our fathers, Bill’s two sisters, and very close family and friends have gone on to glory.  We have precious memories of their lives with us and are grateful that their souls now rest in the arms of our merciful Creator.

Life on earth is real, exciting and demanding, but let us all remember that we are really only on a short journey here.  Our eventual and eternal home will be heaven.  At this time of year, when we are anticipating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, let us remember that what awaits us in the next world is worth the wait.

Prayer:  Thank you Lord for being with us at all times in our lives here and in the hereafter.  Amen.

Saint Mark United Methodist Church


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