The Best Is Yet to Come!

This is a story that I read recently and thought was very interesting and I wanted to share it with you.

There was a women who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So, as she was getting her things in order, she contacted the preacher and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung during the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. The woman also requested to be buried with her favorite Bible. Not to mention, she wanted to be buried with a fork too.

Everything was in order and the preacher was preparing to leave when suddenly she remembered something very important to her. “There’s one more thing,” she said excitedly. “What’s that?” Came the preacher’s reply. “This is very important,” The women continued, “I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.” The preacher stood looking at the woman, not knowing quite what to say….”That surprises you, doesn’t it?” the woman asked. “Well, to be honest, I’m puzzled by the request,” said the preacher. The woman explained. “In all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, “keep your fork.” It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming…like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!”

It took great courage to make that statement, understanding that her physical life was about to be over. This woman was looking on to something better because she knew she was prepared to go into eternity. She was looking forward to the next life, in a place where there is no sickness, no heartache, no more partings.

In Heaven, Christ will lead you into ever increasing joy......

Revelations 7:16 tells us, “The lamb amid the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water.” It’s hard for us to imagine a place where our joy will continually increase, but Revelations 7:17 provides us with these comforting words, “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

The baggage you carried - there’s nothing to carry now. The temptations you battles – there are no battles now. The pain you suffered – there is no suffering now.

When you come down to the end of your days upon this earth, will you be able to say – “the best is yet to come?”

Robby Cable

Providence Church of Christ