So while she sleeps, I watch the life flight crews fly in.
I can only imagine the tragedies these folks see and the highs and lows of emotion they must experience—the rush they feel when all goes well or the heartache when even their best efforts are not enough to save someone.
Sometimes they touch down and—with copter blades still churning the air—run into the building to deliver or receive a vital organ that will pass from one who lost his life to one who will now have a second chance at life.
These heroes remind me that in spite of man’s best efforts, life on earth eventually means broken lives and broken dreams—either for us or for someone we love.
But God did not create us in His image, shape our personalities, bestow our gifts and talents, and instill our dreams and desires, only to see our lives end before reaching our potential or seeing our dreams fulfilled.
When we give our hearts and lives to Him, He performs first aid on those lost dreams, restores them, and brings them to fruition in His perfect timing—which may be in the lifetime we live beyond these earthly years.
I love how Erwin Lutzer says it in The Vanishing Power of Death:
“Every shattered dream we give to Jesus is integrated into a higher and even more blessed purpose.
In short, if we have faith to believe it, there are no wasted sorrows, no wasted aspirations or dreams.
Even in this life, we see God is continually reshaping whatever we give Him.
Indeed, the Christian life is a series of new beginnings. God Himself rushes in to fill the vacuum left in the wake of our own disappointments.
Dreams left unfulfilled in this life will most assuredly be fulfilled in the life to come.”
In Christ we can be assured that Heaven will be the answer to all our dreams and that when our souls take flight from this earth, our real life will have just begun!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Blessings, friends!
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