God has a highlight reel of your best moments in life waiting for you in heaven! He’ll provide the popcorn (in heaven you can have all the butter on it you want!) as you are reclining together and watching His version of your home movies, He’ll say over and over again, “I love this part!”
I love this part when you gave your milk money to another child because they didn’t have any!
I love this part when you said a kind word that gave that lonely person hope in a dark moment!
I love this part when you patiently waited and even joked around with others in line when something went wrong with the cash register at the grocery store!
I love this part when you wiped the tears away from a child’s eyes, gave them a hug, and told them something that made them smile again!
I love this part when you sat down and cried with me and believed how good I was even in the midst of an extremely difficult situation.
I love this part when you lifted up your tear-filled eyes to me and said, “I trust you, Father!”
I love this part when you chose to forgive another who had wronged you because you remembered my mercy and released them!
I love this part when you smiled at someone,
when you stopped to open the door,
when you gave a lost person directions,
when you picked up the phone to talk to encourage someone,
when you took the time to listen as well,
when you helped another up,
when you gave a meal to someone who had none…
…and the list goes on and on.
And you’ll say, but Lord, what about the other parts that weren’t so good. And he will look at you with a quizzical face and say, “My child, I really don’t remember that.”
So we are made holy because Christ obeyed God and offered himself once for all. By his one sacrifice he has forever set free from sin the people he brings to God. The Holy Spirit also speaks of this by telling us that the Lord said, “When the time comes, I will make an agreement with them. I will write my laws on their minds and hearts. Then I will forget about their sins and no longer remember their evil deeds.”
When sins are forgiven, there is no more need to offer sacrifices.
Hebrews 10:10,14-18 (CEV)
Jesus can’t get back up on the cross again because He did it all for you the first and only time! He has made you holy and put you right with God. It’s time to enjoy that relationship and live out your life true to your real self. It’s time to make more wonderful memories in this life that you and your heavenly Father will watch together again when you will hear Him say with delight,
“I love this part!”