As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

"Jump for Joy"



I have been reading Amy Carmichael: Beauty for Ashes by Iain H. Murray. Telling of the end of Amy's life, Murray says this...


A mournful life was far from Amy's conception of what a Christian's ought to be. To one of her nurses, about to leave on furlough, she said, "We won't meet again in this world. When you hear I have gone, jump for joy."

 This is how I want to live...and die!

7 comments:

  1. Okay.

    But just so you'll know, I have had quite enough of anyone leaving. 😏

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  2. I had to ponder this and come back, Cheryl. When I've lost someone the last thing I've done is jump for joy! Yes, happy for my loved one living in the presence of the Father, but sad for myself. ♥

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  3. To live in joy is a great way to want to live. I do want to go out joyfully, too.

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  4. I've not read much Amy Charmichael, this is so good. Very good challenge to keep our eyes on the Lord and keep our eyes on eternity.

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  5. I understand what Amy said, but I have to say too that losing those I loved was never a time for jumping with joy for me. Knowing I would never see them or talk to them again while I'm still here on this earth was/is just plain hard. But, of course, there is comfort/joy in knowing they are with the Lord. :)

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  6. Amy was ready to go to heaven so I understand this completely. "Don't cry for me, I'm finally home." She didn't want people mourning, just rejoicing for her.

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  7. I guess I'd love to go joyfully too. And I certainly felt that way for my mother even though I still miss her everyday. But when I think of what she has now, and the pain of this world she's escaped, I am sooo joyful for her.

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