Lao Tzu (571–531 BC), an ancient Chinese philosopher and poet wrote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” That’s how we should comprehend the wisdom of God that’s beyond our understanding. With prayers people must come to God. In him they will gain access to heavenly heights in the supernatural realm. To do so they must testify about God’s goodness. Let the whole world view believers as the embodiment of his grace as they proclaim his Word.
Most of us will grow into the prime of our lives. People ought not to forget the comatose state of their lives in the past. They were clinically dead on life support, but surprised the specialists when they came alive again. It was faith giving birth to new life. The electrocardiograms picked up their heartbeats. Their heartbeats became stronger, vital signs were normal again, and now they are off the ventilators. Physicians were skeptical about their recovery, couldn’t believe their eyes because they have beaten the odds. Their survival was beyond the miracles of modern medicine. They have been resuscitated by Christ himself who conquered disease and death. Jean de la Bruyere (1645–1696), a French philosopher and moralist said, “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” Who could have imagined that while people were so critically ill, how they could come alive again? It’s through the infinite wisdom of a loving God.
Every day people die and rise. Daily after reading the Bible they rise with the fullness of joy, for they would have journeyed from the Jordan River to heavenly places. This happens also by meditation on God’s Word. God’s Word heals, soothes, and Christians aren’t afraid to die, for they know they will be in heavenly paradise. That’s why they feel a strong call to proclaim the Gospel to the world. Although Christian living might be filled with pain, trials, and tribulations, they accept these adversities as blessings.
Hubert Humphrey (1911–1978), a vice president of the United States wrote, “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” The Bible is filled with spiritual friends and after reading it, anyone – Christian and non-Christian alike, is sure to reach out to others.
Journey to Heaven
In God’s infinite wisdom he sees to it how, when, why, and where believers begin their journey toward heaven. People attend memorial services meant for the living. Worshipers express their beliefs about their loved ones. It doesn’t matter if the deceased were critically ill before death, or if their dreams were shattered by some dreadful disease. One thing is certain – they endured unspeakable heartaches and won the battle of life. Their victory came through knowing God.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), an English poet and playwright said, “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” Believers by knowing the promises of God persevered in the faith, and lived hopeful lives. God’s messages was liberating to their souls. But it’s also essential to know of Satan’s activities on earth. For as Sun Tzu (544–496 BC) wrote, “Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” Although Tzu was referring to battles with mortals the same is true in spiritual warfare.