Psalm 116:15 (NKJV) Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

From our perspective it is the greatest grief we can imagine; from God’s perspective it is the delight of His heart. From our perspective, it brings a sorrow that only heaven can erase; from God’s perspective, it brings a joy that only heaven can know. Maybe today you are faced with the hurtful memory of your precious loved one?

How can the death of God’s people be so precious in the sight of the Lord? Doesn’t God care about the damaging wounds that loved ones leave behind on earth? Is the Lord not sensitive to the pains and anguish that usually precede our own death? Why would anything so grievous to us be so precious to God?

The answer, of course, is that God loves more, sees more, and wants more for us than we love, see, or want for ourselves or loved ones. God sees the majesty, sweetness, purity, and perfection of each glorified saint as they cross over from this cursed earth and put on the robes of Christ’s righteousness. I hope someone is touched by today’s message and finds a sense of strength!

Point to ponder- If we could see just how majestic heaven is? Just how joyful we will be there? And just how overwhelmingly sweet it will be to live in the presence of Jesus Christ forever? We would doubtless find death as precious as God does. In the Lord’s Heart death is a promotion and celebration for our loved ones and one day even for us. Love you all with my heart.

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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