Rejoice Tag

Reasons to Rejoice

I like the world “permanent.” So many things in life aren’t permanent. I have pants that claim to be permanent press, but I doubt they’ll still have their crease in a hundred years. Ladies go the beauty salon and get a permanent on their hair. Ladies how long does a permanent last? There’s something new called permanent cosmetics in which lipstick or other cosmetics are surgically applied to the face—see if that’s permanent in 1,000 years. Permanent markers aren’t really permanent either. But our home in heaven is as permanent as God Himself. You can rejoice that you have a permanent home in heaven. Jesus said, “In my Father’s house there are many rooms. I am going there to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2) There is no inheritance tax, and no probate court can ever take it away from you. Your title and name have been recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life in heaven. That’s a great reason to rejoice!


Don’t Waste Your Sorrows

As long as we are cruising along, we have everything under control and we can handle it. We are not depending on God. So, one reason God allows suffering is so we will depend on him. I didn’t say God causes suffering, but he allows it. Here’s another reason, because suffering shows us the value of God’s grace. Sometimes, we think grace was just something way back yonder when we got saved. It was grace that brought about the forgiveness of our sins, but we forget that God’s grace is active right now, present tense.