The recent deaths of two close family friends combined with the loss of my brother in 2018, having to place my brother-in-law in an assisted living facility, my 92 year old mom in long term care and recently my step-brother-in-law in a memory care facility is making me face the reality of just how brief our lives here on this Earth really are. And, I find myself wondering who's next - and could it be me?
Through the years, I have found that the more losses I experience, the easier it is for me to grieve, but I do not grieve as those without hope and I have a strong sense that a very special reunion is ahead.
Because of my Eternal hope in the promise of Eternal life in Jesus, death has no "sting" for me. Though I often grimace and have even argued with God concerning the timing and the causes of the death of those I love, the more loss I experience, the more my focus shifts from the here and now to the THERE! I am definitely living closer to the "edge of Eternity" and I imagine all those I have loved who are no longer here with me are waiting and looking forward to the time when we will "meet again." Do you have that hope because of the gift of Eternal Life given to us through Jesus Christ? For me, it is most certainly my faith that assures me that I will not only meet my LORD, but also my loved ones soon, very soon. Do you have that assurance?
With Faith, Hope and Love,
Angie "a mom like you