I just got done shouting and praising the Lord after sitting here and watching the funeral of Whitney Houston. Shouts and tears of joy. Joy? yes.
The Winans just sung “Tomorrow” and it moved me so much..
I thought about all of the souls in that church and all the souls in America glued to the television today. All of the souls mourning, grieving, hurting, celebrating, and thus prepared to receive The Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, or at least receive a seed in the form of words; a message, just for them. Just for you. I’m reminded of this scripture…
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof; and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. – Ecclesiastes 7:8
As many mourn, as we mourn, I’m grateful that her end is better than her beginning. That the latter IS greater (Haggai 2:9). That despite the tons of speculation, views and opinions regarding Whitney’s death. Ha, people tryna tell other people how they should be feeling about it. Sympathetic? Apathetic? Whatever. I am grateful that she was a child of God who went through life. Now, the heavens rejoice, and I rejoice along with them because I know, that I know, that I know (did I say I know??) that her life has impacted many…that souls have been touched, if not but only today. Today is what matters.
Better is one day in Your courts, Lord, than thousands elsewhere. My sister, Whitney Houston is in the waiting room of the King’s courts. I’m sorry that your children argue and bicker about how she got there. Ha, It matters none to me, and I pray that in due time it will matter none to them. May we be a people concerned about today and the heart of the matters of today so that tomorrow will be all you intended it to be. So that we don’t miss “it”, whatever our “it” is (we all have our own). May we not only love, but express that love genuinely and freely, today.
If you’re arguing, shut up and love. If you don’t have anything nice to say, I dare you to say something nice anyway. If you’ve been putting Jesus off until tomorrow…today is the day you should stop.
That’s all I have to say. Let the church say, Amen…today!