The Best Is Yet To Come

The Best Is Yet to Come
C. Hayden 10-25-20
“The Best Is Yet to Come” is a 1959 song composed by Cy Coleman to lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. It is associated with Frank Sinatra, who recorded it on his 1964 album It Might as Well Be Swing accompanied by Count Basie under the direction of Quincy Jones. It was the last song Sinatra sang in public, on February 25, 1995, and the words “The Best is Yet to Come” are etched on Sinatra’s tombstone. Although Sinatra made it popular, the song was written for and introduced by Tony Bennett. Every time I hear this song, it reminds me that something much greater than what we see in this life is waiting for all of God’s children very soon – as promised to us in Scripture. The best is yet to come!
Ephesians 1:13-14 we read, “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” In other words, the Holy Spirit given to us, and that we so
cherish, is just a down payment of the wonderful gift God has given to us. The joy we share in Christ is just the beginning of the exhilaration yet to be experienced when we receive the fullness of our salvation in Him. We have so much to look forward to as well as the benefits of our faith in Him now.
Let us remember this special promise from 1 Corinthians 15:52, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” Yes, indeed. “The best is yet to come, and won’t it be fine!” Thanks for the reminder, Frank.
Be blessed even more!!
Pastor Chris

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