“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” 1 John 4:4
Today we are celebrating the life of a saint of God. Joy White was a true saint of God. She went home last week to be with her Savior. As God gave me this scripture this morning, all I could think of was how we will miss Joy, but also how much we rejoice that she is in her true home. Even as we walk here on this earth, we have won the victory. The Spirit that lives in us is greater than the spirit that lives in the world. John goes on to tell us, “We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love, live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So, we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.” (1 John 4:16-17) This is the reason that we can celebrate the going home of Joy because we know that God loves us and we are not of this world. So it is with great peace that we know when we face death, Jesus Christ has conquered death and we have nothing to fear.
To God be the Glory!