Saying Goodbye

I went to a funeral Friday afternoon, & I know that this is completely selfish, but I am so thankful that I didn’t have to say goodbye to my husband that day. 

Saying goodbye is never easy.  And it is always said before we are ready. 

My heart is heavy for the gentleman’s family.  I remember how heavy the weight of loss feels, & I’m praying for you ….. 

I know that funerals are for the living …. not for the dead.  They are to help us say goodbye and to deal with our grief.   I think that they serve another purpose.  Funerals make us think about our lives & where we are.  They make us take inventory of our relationships & our walk with the Lord.  They help us to realize that someday soon….sooner than we think…..we will see Jesus face to face. 

     I Thess. 4:13  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

                               For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

                              For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

                              For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:  and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

                               Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the couds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

     Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 

I have no words of comfort or wisdom save these.

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