The "twilight" years usually imply a life is about over, the end is in sight. I prefer to reflect on them as the dawn of a life freed from earth's hostile grip, the setting down of the physical and the taking up of the spiritual. Earth's Standard Time, E.S.T., will be no more. It's time to look up, for God's Heavenly Dimension, G.H.D., is nigh at the door. Our redemption draws near. The finish line is just ahead! Can't you see the ribbon stretched across the track?
As you draw closer and closer, read the banners posted along the way:
"Let us run with patience the race that is set before us!" (Heb. 12:1b)
"HOPE to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ!" (1 Pet. 1:13)
"I have finished my course, I have kept the FAITH." (2 Tim. 4:7)
"And this is LOVE, that we walk after His commandments." (2 John 6)
"Putting on the breastplate of FAITH and LOVE, and for a helmet, the HOPE of salvation." (1 Thess. 5:8)
"Rejoice evermore!" (1 Thess. 5:16)
"Faithful is He that calleth you!" (1 Thess. 5:24)
"Look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith!" (Heb. 12:2a)
The cloud of witnesses awaits you!
these all, and millions more, having obtained a good report through faith, received the promise!"
Do you hear their cheers?! Run! Run!
You have reached the finish line; the ribbon is torn. He knows who you are! Look up, weary one, you are Home! Fall into His arms and rejoice!
"So shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thess. 4:17b)