For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
God is the world’s greatest provider because He takes care of all of our needs. In our time on earth we may still experience hardships including health, financial, and family problems. However, God has freely given Christians the only thing that they need; eternal life in heaven. Because of this we have joy, peace, and hope in our time on earth. Having Jesus as our Lord and Savior means that we are blessed beyond belief. Anyone that believes in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be granted the free gift of heaven. What a wonderful promise based on God’s love for humanity!
Billy Graham has said, “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” His life is a fine example of how we respond to God’s love and share this love with others. Graham knows all glory belongs to God. A few years ago Graham gathered his pastor and Michael W. Smith to his house to plan his funeral. His one request for his funeral was that his name not be mentioned. The only name he wanted to be mentioned was the name of Jesus Christ. Graham has preached to over a billion people and filled stadiums on every continent. He gives God the glory for the lives he has touched with the Word of God.
Our time on earth will seem like a short time when we get to heaven. Praising God for eternity in heaven will be an amazing experience. Paul, the apostle, writes in Romans 8:18. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The Bible tells us that in heaven we have indescribable joy and perfect peace, no pain or sadness, no sickness and no more dying.
Former Senate chaplain, Dr. Richard Halverson, took great care in crafting his benediction that he used at the end of every service. It is a great reminder of how to approach our lives on earth confident in the love and grace of Christ and that our place in heaven is secure.
You go nowhere by accident.
Wherever you go, God is sending you.
Wherever you are, God has put you there;
He has a purpose in your being there.
Christ who indwells you has something
He wants to do through you where you are.
Believe this and go in His grace and love and power.
Dr. Halverson died on December 1st, 1995. At his funeral, he himself gave the benediction via a recording. It is a fitting to remember that Christians who die in the Lord are not gone forever. We will see them again in heaven. God is the world’s greatest provider. He takes care of us on earth and sustains us to life everlasting in heaven. Believe this and go in His grace and love and power!
Stohlmann, M. (2017). The world's greatest provider. Seattle, WA: CreateSpace.