The sky is our goal

I’ve had the tune ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ in my head the last few days. I found this lovely arrangement of the tune as a flugelhorn horn and euphonium duet by Hedge End Salvation Army Band on YouTube.

he words that really struck me were those that I’ve used as the title of today’s blog, “The sky, not the grave, is our goal”.

Is that true? Are we looking ahead to our future and where we will end up? Are we doing all we can to prepare to go to heaven and meet Jesus face-to-face?

If we’re not, it’s never too early or too late to start preparing, so why not start today?

WHEN peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll,
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know
It is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

For me be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live;
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But Lord, 'tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
O trump of the angel! O voice of the Lord!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!

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