Eternal Life

On May 16, 2017,  a beloved friend passed into eternity. We miss her. A lot.

Yet we know she is with the Lord.

How can we be so certain?
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13).

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal live (John 3:16).

For God so loved the world . . .

. . . that He gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

O Lord, I am astonished at the difference
between my receivings and my deservings,
between the heaven I am bound for and the hell I merit.
Who made me to differ, but You?*

*adapted from The Valley of Vision, p.8, edited by Arthur Bennett.