This coming Sunday, as we gather for Memorial Day weekend, we will be looking at Hebrews 11:20-22 and three patriarchs on their deathbed. This reminds us that we are finite as well. Further, each of these men were focused on future things they couldn’t yet see. Most notable of these is Joseph, who moved to Egypt at the age of 17 and was so throughly acquainted with God’s promises that when he died at the age of 110 (still in Egypt) he gave instructions about his bones to be returned to the Promised Land, because he saw the reality that God’s promise was.
As people of faith who have been given a few years to live for God’s glory, does a future focus define our reality? Are we gripped by the promises of the Gospel in such a way that they inform our living. Come this Sunday as we seek to flesh these realities out.