Sony’s Thoughts: Are You Ready to Meet Jesus?

This week, we said goodbye to another man of God. I never had the blessing of meeting Jackie Wilburn but His obvious love for God and his family was an inspiration to me. When I read Jonathan Wilburn’s account of his daddy’s last day, I thought, “What a way to go!” What made Brother Jackie great wasn’t the fact that he sang gospel music. It wasn’t that he found and hired good talent to sing with him. He seemed to put God at the forefront of everything He did, and that is what I admire about Jackie Wilburn.

One by one, the saints of God are leaving and it seems like there aren’t many ready to step up and fill their shoes but praise God He will always have a voice. There is still a remnant which cares about God’s commands, who desire to be holy in His sight, and who will shine for Him regardless of what the rest of the world does. Are you among those who are serious about their commitment to Christ? It’s not enough to love gospel music and hang around those who love God. If you want to see these saints who have gone on, you’ve got to be willing to surrender everything to the Lord.

I’m not sure there’s anything greater that could be said about me when I die than that I was ready to meet Jesus. I want my life to show it. I want His love to flow through me to everyone I interact with. To those of you who are setting the example of what that looks like, I want to thank you. Years ago, it was easy to be a “Christian” as Christianity was widely accepted. That seems to be changing but it makes me more grateful for those who are still not ashamed to say, “I’m a Christian. I love Jesus and will continue to live for Him until He calls me Home.”

Blessings to you all this coming week. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and don’t forget that every good and perfect gift comes from a Father who loves you more than you can imagine.


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  1. Amen! Sure do agree with your devotional. I did have the privilege of seeing the Wilburns many times in concert. They were wonderful people. What a testimony they had. Will miss Jackie, for sure.