The Best Is Yet To Come

I opened the window blinds about fifteen minutes before sunrise. Shades of light gray clouds mixed with almost imperceptible pale purple and a hint of orange.

I was grieving. Missing loved ones who’ve stepped into eternity.

As I ate my breakfast and watched the morning news, I looked at the sunrise again. The colors had faded a bit, and the sky was lighter.

And I remembered other sunrises, and was even more sad because this one wasn’t as vibrant – and was over.

I watched another news story and finished my cereal. And then happened to glance toward the window again.

I gasped.

The sky was ablaze with neon orange and fuchsia.

And over the minutes, it grew more vivid and stunning.

In my spirit, I heard the message from God:

I may think something is over, but with God, the best is yet to come.

How has God reminded you the best is yet to come?

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.


May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

10 thoughts on “The Best Is Yet To Come

  1. Grieving after the loss of a 23 year marriage relationship, I heard Michael W. Smith’s song, Glorious Unfolding. Wow, the tear duct dams let loose and I knew that God had big plans for me.

    • Thanks so much for sharing your heart, Scott. Really appreciate it. And so thankful to God that He sends what we need to comfort and help us see that He loves us and has wonderful plans for us.

  2. Watching a deer grazing in the yard, yesterday, near our house, totally unafraid. I had seen it several times in the spring, and one time with its baby. I had not seen it all summer and thought it had left.

    It apparently still feels safe being here. If God can take care of a deer and provide food, water, and shelter, how much more will he provide for us? Especially in heaven where the Bible tells us, the “best is yet to come.” Thank you for the reminder and the beautiful pictures to give us a clear visual.

    • Thank you for the beautiful example, Jane. I need that reminder every day (sometimes multiple times a day). Grateful to God for His provision. And thankful for your comments.

  3. I see God in the sunset and observing the stars and planets in the night sky. Your pictures were beautiful.

    • Thanks so much for your comments! Yes, God does good work – and so does the camera on the phone. 🙂 I love looking at the skies as well.

  4. Beautiful, Joni. Reading His Word every day, as each promise is unfolded through the turning of page after page, I am assured of this—the best awaits us in eternity. This is just the preparation stage for our life with Jesus. Gives me chills, like your beautiful sunrise! So full of promise!

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