But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:20 NRSV)

Christine Fodera of Louisville, Kentucky wrote about an amusing experience she and her husband had. Their priest had asked her husband, Sam, to do some rewiring in the confessionals. The only way to reach the wiring was to enter the attic above the altar and crawl over the ceiling by balancing on the rafters. Concerned for her husband's safety, Christine waited in a pew.

Unbeknown to Christine, some other parishioners were congregating in the vestibule. They paid little attention to her, probably assuming she was praying. Worried about her husband, she looked up toward the ceiling and yelled, "Sam, Sam--are you up there? Did you make it okay?"

There was quite an outburst from the vestibule when Sam's hearty voice echoed down, "Yes, I made it up here just fine!"

For those of us who have lost someone we love to death, it is most comforting to know they made it "up there" okay. We all have that assurance with Jesus Christ as our savior.

Dear God, thank you for helping me to make it just fine through your son. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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