"Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."
After every new snow at our homestead deer, rabbits, elk and who knows what else traipse through our yard, leaving fresh tracks. Sometimes I can't find an end to a particular path, especially a bunny track, and I wonder if a predator followed him and brought him to an early demise. In my own life there are times when I feel the hot breath of the enemy on the back of my neck and I am tempted to worry and fret about my future. But then I remember that only God's goodness and lovingkindness (mercy) follow me when I walk with Jesus. He goes before me and behind me. All the days of my life. And should my life end, I will dwell with Him in Heaven forever. These aren't just some nice words that we often here quoted at a funeral. They are the promises of a God who loves us and wants us to spend eternity with Him.