It takes a lot to make me cry. But anything that draws a personal connection always makes me to tear up.
I have always been a sucker for stories of military families being reunited with their loved ones. I just can’t imagine the jubilee I would feel after seeing someone I thought I might never see again. The good news is you don’t have to know someone in the military to experience this kind of joy.
It’s hard for me to not cry when I watch these videos. Mainly because they are an incredible illustration of the promise we hold to as Christ Followers: the promise that one-day, after we have fought the good fight, we will go home and be reunited with our Heavenly Father.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
– The Apostle Paul
At the end of my life, I want nothing more than to hear the words,
“Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”
I encourage you to watch these videos from a biblical standpoint. Put yourself in the shoes of the little boy, the girl, the mom. The solider is still a warrior. He is your Father who has fought for your soul. Jesus is waiting for you to put your faith in Him and come home.
If you are a Christ Follower, there is an immovable anchor for your soul.
If you are a Christ Follower, this is the finish line you are running towards.
Life is difficult. It doesn’t take long to realize that. However, Jesus loves us too much to let this be the end. I don’t know where you are or what you are going through. But whoever you are, know that Jesus is waiting for you. He has given you hope for eternity
As a runner, the only time I have ever seen God run…was when He ran to me.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us – Romans 8:18
“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?” – Jesus Christ
Your Friend, Derek Kim
P.S…S/O to my good friend Lindsey Pehrson for posting that video on twitter this morning that inspired this blog post! You never know the impact you can have through a simple act of encouragement!