“And because of his glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. ” ~2 Peter 1:4
This morning I woke up with my mother on my mind and felt heavy hearted. Coincidently, Mother’s Day is in four days.
However, before I could become too consumed with gloom, God put the thought RIP in my mind.
Most of us are aware that RIP stands for “rest in peace” and is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase Requiescat in pace.
But today God graciously gave me a new meaning and replaced rest in peace with rest in promise. Thus there is no reason to be sad when I can infinitely hope in the Lord.
The Bible says that “the dead know nothing” Ecclesiates 9:6 which is true. But our omniscient, unchanging, constant God “cannot lie” and is “the same yesterday, today, and forever” Hebrews 13:8. With this knowledge we can be assured that even in death, His promises remain the same for us. Hallelujah! This revelation brought so much joy to my heart I almost shouted!
Psalm 37:25 says “…Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken” thus death has “no sting” or victory in the face of God and His word which can never return void.
May my precious mother continue to RIP until “the Lord Himself comes down from heaven!” ~1 Thessalonians 4:16