Do YOU Know?

My dear friend and brother is having more bad days than good days now.  He’s finding it harder to talk, remembering less, and often tired.

Last night, I sang for Jeff my dad’s favourite hymn, which we sang (at dad’s request) at his funeral.  It was new to Jeff, but by the time I finished, he was singing as if he had known it for years.  We praised the Lord together for the sure promise of eternal life with our Saviour.  Jeff is often enthusiastic over the Scriptures and the wonderful hymns God’s people have written, but this drew more response from him than any other I’ve sung with him in the last few weeks.  I know many who love Jeff read this blog, so I thought I’d share with you today what was filling his heart last night.  (Music at Cyberhymnal)

I Know I’ll See Jesus Someday

Sweet is the hope that is thrilling my soul—
I know I’ll see Jesus some day!
Then what if the dark clouds of sin o’er me roll,
I know I’ll see Jesus some day!

I know I’ll see Jesus some day!
I know I’ll see Jesus some day!
What a joy it will be
When His face I shall see,
I know I’ll see Jesus some day!

Though I must travel by faith, not by sight,
I know I’ll see Jesus some day!
No evil can harm me, no foe can affright!
I know I’ll see Jesus some day!

Darkness is gathering, but hope shines within,
I know I’ll see Jesus some day!
What joy when He comes to wipe out every sin;
I know I’ll see Jesus some day!

Avis M. Christiansen
Music: Scott Lawrence

You may not be as aware of the gathering darkness as my brother Jeff is right now, but it certainly is gathering, for mortality comes to all.  Does hope shine in you the way it shines out of him when I see him?  Do you know you’ll see Jesus some day, as the Scriptures say we can know?  Are you ready and rejoicing to see the Saviour, or ashamed and afraid?

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 20:31

But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

I John 5:11-13

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

 I John 3:2

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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4 Responses to Do YOU Know?

  1. Ruth Gleason says:

    Feeling teary-eyed right now. What a blessing these truths are – every day! .

  2. Cathy Thompson, Madison, Maine, USA says:

    Thank you for sharing. Thank you for staying so close to Jeff and Shellie. Thank you for sharing the blessed hope with them in their journey.

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