Are we ready to cross the “River Jordan?” When we die, are we ready to be with our Heavenly Father? While we’re on Earth, we must continue striving to read God’s indelible Word, as well as, apply it. The pathway to eternal life, is a metaphor for crossing the River Jordan.
Philippians 2:12, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
1 Peter 1: 3-9, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this, you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
God has promised those who name Jesus as their Savior and Lord the hope of heaven, and no person, no event, nothing, can take it away. Each day that we breathe life, we must faithfully honor and serve our risen Savior. We must trust and believe the Savior who surpasses all understanding.
Psalm 128:1, “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him.”
When this wearisome life has ended,
When all is said and done.
As I cross the River Jordan,
Gazing near and far beyond.
I can see my Savior, Jesus
Gloriously seated on His throne.
He softly whispers to me, for I am not alone.
He extends his arms to greet me,
It’s incredible what the eyes can see.
I’m comforted by His mercy, with peace surrounding me
He embraces me so gently, as I’m snuggled in His arms.
I’m eternally resting within Him; sheltered from all alarms.
No more pain and agony, I’m content as I can be.
His love is unsurpassed, that overfills my soul.
His precepts are everlasting, as His truth and love unfold.
Excerpt From: Edward L. Wright, Ed.D. “Spiritual Reflections of a Poetic Mind.” iBooks.