. . . willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
—2 Corinthians 5:8
A little boy was riding alone on a train on a hot day when the travellers were extremely uncomfortable; and the scenery was not too interesting as they passed through the desert of Arizona. A lady sitting beside the boy asked him, “Are you tired of the long ride?” The little boy smiled and said, “I’m a little tired, but I don’t mind it much. You see, my father is going to meet me when I get to Los Angeles.” Sometimes we get a little tired of the burdens of life, but it is exhilarating to know that Jesus Christ will meet us at the end of life’s journey. The joy of being with Him forever is beyond the ability of any writer to describe.
Prayer for the day
To think You will be waiting for me at the end of this earthly journey! I am filled with unspeakable joy, Lord Jesus.
(Source: Billy Graham)