When I think back to my youth, I remember that my very old father spent a great amount a time reading his Bible and his Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. I know he believed in an afterlife. I also know that every time I think of him, he is with me. I know what he believed theologically. He knew that he would be with God when his physical body died. When he became very sick, I did not prolong his life because I knew he longed for this meeting.
I am now a few years younger than when he died. I do not know what God has in store for me, but I do know that as my father did, I expect to be in God’s true world after my body perishes. I trust Jesus when he says that all things are possible for those who truly believe. I am not anxious about the future for I trust God. God supplies every spiritual and eternal need that I celebrate in the rebirth of Jesus in our lives this Advent.
I trust God in everything I do; everything I need is within my by the will of God. Every thought that arises comes from the richness and glory of God, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus.
© Russell Kendall Carter