Release Me and Let Me Go
II Timothy 4:6-8
Twins, a sister and brother were talking to each other in the womb. The little sister said to the little brother: 'I believe that there is life after birth!' Her brother protested: 'No, no, this is all there is. This is a dark and cozy place, and we have nothing else to do but to cling on to the cord that feeds us.'
But the little girl insisted: 'There must be something more than this dark place, there must be something else where there is light and freedom to move.' Still she could not convince her twin brother. Then...after some silence, she said hesitantly: 'I have something else to say, and I am afraid you won't believe that either, but I think there is a mother!'
Her little brother now became furious: 'A mother, a mother, what are you talking about? I have never seen a mother and neither have you. Who put that idea in your head? As I told you, this place is all we have so let's be content.'
The little sister finally said: 'Don't you feel this pressure sometimes? It's really unpleasant and sometimes even painful.' 'Yes,' he answered, 'what's special about that?' 'Well,' the sister said, 'I think this pressure is there to get us ready for another place, much more beautiful than this, where we will see our mother face.
I think Paul must have felt the same way that the pressure is there to get us ready for another place where we will see the face of our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ.
An ancestor of David Livingstone named David Livingstone said in Power magazine in Sept. of 1996 that his philosophy at one time was to live fast, die early and be a good looking corpse.
"A young news reporter once visited an elderly man on his 99th birthday to interview him about his longevity. The interview over, the reporter said to the elderly man, as he was about to leave 'I hope to see you again, sir, on your 100th birthday.' The old gentleman carefully looked the young reporter over and then said, ' ...
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