I heard the voice from heaven saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them.” Revelation 14:13 WEB
The old guy was nearing a hundred. He lived in a small village off the beaten track somewhere in a mountainous region. His wife had passed away years before and he always wore the same old hat. He was a quiet man and gentle. If you met him, you came away with his favorite expression. He said it often. It was, “Si hombre, si.” This means `yes man, yes.´ It has been quite a few years now since the sweet old man has left us, but his words still ring in people´s ears and they think of him. The Spirit also says yes, blessed are those who die in the Lord. Would we like to be able to say along with the Spirit, “Si hombre, si?”
In these latter days, it is scary to think about what is happening to our planet. We are faced with all kinds of political, racial, and biological issues. Those who rest no longer have to worry about them. But we still have one thing that we can do. We can take the troubles of our nations, of our health, and all our personal issues to the Lord. At the foot of the cross, we can bow down. We can place these burdens upon our Savior. No matter how troubled this old world will get, Christ can still see us safely through. So, until we can rest safely in the arms of God, let us seek to walk hand-in-hand with the One who has paid for our salvation. He has only good things for us so that our outlook can be positive. We can whisper with the Spirit, “Si hombre, si!” Let´s leave a legacy too and let our lives shout out “Yes” too!
Show us how to live and die in You! Let our lives ring with the word of the Spirit to say that yes, we are Yours, we pray!