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Series: Our Eternal Destiny
Karla Tucker was born and raised in Houston, Texas. In her 20's she started to hang out with a bikers and to doing drugs. On June 13, 1983 after doing drugs with her boyfriend she went to steal a motorcycle from another biker. During the robbery, a man and a woman were brutally killed by Karla and her boyfriend.
During her 15 years in prison for the murders Karla become a Christian. On February 3, 1998 she was put to death by lethal injection in Texas. She went to her death with a quiet apology to the two families of those she had killed telling them, "I hope God will give you peace with this."
After addressing the families of the victims she turned to her husband and sister. Smiling, she told them she loved them and said, "I am going to be face to face with Jesus now. I love all of you very much. I will see you all when you get there."
With her life on earth just about to end Karla Tucker looked forward to seeing her Savior face to face. She knew that the real joy of heaven will be to meet Jesus Christ in person.
Oswald Chambers, the British teacher and chaplain to soldiers in World War I, loved the poetry of Robert Browning and often quoted a phrase from the poem titled Rabbi Ben Ezra:
"The best is yet to be, the last of life for which the first was made."
As principle of the Bible Training College in London from 1911 to
1915, Chambers often said that the school's initials, BTC also stood for "Better To Come." He believed that the future was always bright because we have the hope of heaven.
For the Christian our hope is centered in Christ who has done to heaven to prepare a place for us to live with him for all eternity.
We long for the day when we will no longer face the trials of sin and the consequences which sin brings in our lives such as:
broken relationships, physical suffering, personal hardships,
emotional pain, perso ...
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