Death! Got your attention didn’t I? Really the word death means the end of something. You can have death of a marriage, death of a friendship, and then there is physical death. I grew up hearing the words L’Chaim. This is Hebrew for: “To Life”. My life with JESUS means I no longer have to fear death. So it actually means I can really embrace life. JESUS permits me to have joy in all circumstances. Psalm 16:11 is so beautiful:
YOU make known to me the path of life,
YOU will fill me with joy in YOUR presence
With eternal pleasures at YOUR right hand.
Whatever I must endure today is but only a fleeting moment compared to the joy I shall have forever. Will I be hurt while of this world? Of course! Will I have trials? Absolutely! But I can have peace and joy always as I rest in the arms of my LORD. I only see what is directly in front of me and spend a bit too much thought on what was behind me. Truthfully they are but blinks of an eye. Though I walk through the valley of death; I shall not fear. GOD is with me. HIS rod and staff comforts me.
So I scream TO LIFE! L’CHAIM!!! Because I am a child of the CHRIST and whatever happens in this world will have no matter someday….
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.