Hello from the other side! March 3rd at 4pm, Jeff Mac died in room 9013 at a Tennessee hospital for three minutes and 30 seconds.

Jeff Mac

Jeff Mac and his family came to North Pointe in the summer of 2018 as guest ministers. It was one of those unforgettable encounters for a lot of reasons, none the least of which was Jeff’s red Mohawk. The Mac’s hail from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. They travel around North America sharing Jesus through Jumpstart3 at camps, churches and conferences. Pastor Charity Mongrain invited them to engage with our elementary-aged kids.

A few days ago in March 2021, he was admitted to hospital for surgery for thyroid cancer. He died in his hospital room. You can see and hear his remarkable story on his Facebook page.

A New Way of Seeing Things

God sent me back to share somethings with you. My assignment is to help you see things in a new way!

Here is today’s perspective.

One the strange things I’m experiencing since I came back is everything is new!!

God told me I get to experience everything for the first time again. Like the soft breeze. Like the feel of the grass on my feet. I gave my wife our first kiss. I wish I could tell everybody how incredible it is to get to have everything for the first time again!!!!

Stop thinking about everything you’ve done so many times being boring or not enough.

I dare you to stand before God this morning and say thank you for everything. Thank you for every thing that you get to do over and over.

First Time Again

He can’t do that first taste of what it was on your lips this morning. Not stop and think how much better it would be if you hadn’t had that water in one year.

I want you to think of each thing that you do today as if you had not been allowed to do it or not been able to do it. Imagine if you had been paralyzed and not been able to use your legs and then one day he stood up. You would cry out and dance.

Reply to this post and tell me your experience after reconsidering things being boring. There’s a new life ahead for all of us in Christ. Leave a comment in the section below.

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Bob Jones

Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 41 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

2 Comments

  • Millie Scheuerman says:

    Lots of think about! Sometimes I think a big part of heaven will be having the perfect “glasses” (perspective). On this side of heaven we need constant reminders to nudge us to putting on eternal lenses (God and people).

  • Bob Jones says:

    You are so right Millie. This side of heaven we can all use an eternal perspective.

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