By Carolyn Karlstrom
Aylan Kurdi was three years old. He won’t see four.
By now you’ve all no doubt seen the heart-shredding photo of the small boy lying face down on a Turkish beach, a victim of drowning when the boat he was in with his family, all of them trying to escape Syria by floating from Turkey to Greece, capsized. It’s an image that won’t soon fade from our memories.
God didn’t create us for this. He didn’t intend that humans find it necessary to flee from other humans meaning them ill. No one of any age was designed to die. None of us was to have been threatened in any way.
And it will not always be thus.
The day will come, and sooner now than later it appears, that our Father will say, “Enough! It is time,” and send Jesus after us. This horror, our pain, the anguish – sin! – will end.
Heaven is real, my friends, and it doesn’t exist here. Not yet. There are better days ahead, an understatement if there ever was one.
Let us be about our Father’s business and allow Him to accomplish what needs doing in us and through us in order that that day might come. “The sooner the better” is sometimes true. And it is certainly true in this case.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Ask God to send people to the meeting that need to hear God's good news. Ask God to fill them with the desire right now today for something more.