DayBreaks for 04/24/12 – The Worst Things Are Not the Last Things
Winston Churchill had planned his funeral, which took place in Saint Paul’s Cathedral. He included many of the great hymns of the church, and used the eloquent Anglican liturgy. At his direction, a bugler, positioned high in the dome of Saint Paul’s, intoned, after the benediction, the sound of Taps, the universal signal that says the day is over. But then came the most dramatic turn: As Churchill instructed, as soon as Taps was finished, another bugler, placed on the other side of the great dome, played the notes of Reveille – “It’s time to get up. It’s time to get up. It’s time to get up in the morning.” That was Churchill’s testimony that at the end of history, the last note will not be Taps; it will be Reveille. The worst things are never the last things.
It’s been a long week for you already – and it’s just about Tuesday, not Friday! You may be worn out. You may be despairing. You may not see hope for the future. Just remember: the worst things are never the last things, for we will “get up in the morning” of glory!
PRAYER: For the hope that never dies, for the expectation of the coming morning of glory, we rejoice and give you our praise! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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