C. S. Lewis — Those who put themselves in His hands…

Those who put themselves in His hands will become perfect, as He is perfect- perfect in love, wisdom, joy, beauty, health, and immortality.  The change will not be completed in this life, for death is an important part of the treatment.  How far the change will have gone before death in any particular Christian is uncertain.
C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis — This human life in God…

This human life in God is from our point of view a particular period in the history of our world (from His birth to His crucifixion).  We therefore imagine it is also a period in the history of God’s own existence.  But God has no history.  He is too completely and utterly real to have one.  For, of course, to have a history means losing part of your reality (because it has already slipped away into the past), and not yet having another part (because it is still in the future); in fact, having nothing but the tiny little present, which has gone before you can speak about it.  God forbid we should think God was like that!  Even we may hope not to be always rationed in that way.
C. S. Lewis

Junior King’s Business — A little girl whose baby brother had just died…

A little girl whose baby brother had just died asked her mother where baby had gone.  “To be with Jesus,” replied the mother.  A few days later, talking to a friend, the mother said, “I am so grieved to have lost my baby.”  The little girl heard her, and, remembering what her mother had told her, looked up into her face and asked, “Mother, is a thing lost when you know where it is?”  “No, of course not.”  “Well, then, how can baby be lost when he has gone to be with Jesus?”  Her mother never forgot this.  It was the truth.
Junior King’s Business

Joseph Stowell — Eternity is primary…

Eternity is primary.  Heaven must become our first and ultimate point of reference.  We are built for it, redeemed for it, and on our way to it.  Success demands that we see and respond to now in the light of then.  All that we have, are, and accumulate must be seen as resources by which we can influence and impact the world beyond.  Even our tragedies are viewed as events that can bring eternal gain.
Joseph Stowell

Charles Spurgeon — It is remarkable that the Holy Spirit…

It is remarkable that the Holy Spirit has given us very few deathbed scenes in the book of God.  We have very few in the Old Testament, fewer still in the New.  And I take it that the reason may be, because the Holy Ghost would have us to take more account of how we live than how we die, for life is the main business.  He who learns to die daily while he lives will find it no difficulty to breathe out his soul for the last time into the hands of his faithful Creator.
Charles Spurgeon