Not Really the End

Doing Live Together her and into Eternity

Doing Live Together her and into Eternity

When we come to the end of a good book, we don’t want it to end.  Same with a good movie or a perfect romantic . Yet, time marches on.  We keep the memory, the moment passes, and the new day starts.

When we lose someone we love, we want to scream, “No, Not Now.  Not Yet. Please don’t go now.”  We wish there was one more day, one more trip to take together, one more good conversation, one more hug.

Into the midst of our grief and shock, Jesus comes and whispers, “It’s not over, really.”  Was that me or was that the voice of heaven offering hope?  Jesus reminds us that there is eternity ahead.  There is a future meeting point where we will see our loved one again.  Thoughts that start with, “It’s over” or “It will never be the same” are replaced with joy-filled hope of “I’ll see you in heaven one day.”  Jesus went before us into heaven to prepare a place for each of us.  Christ’s victory over death in the form of his resurrected body allows us to have the confident hope that death is not the last chapter.  Eternity is the last chapter.  An eternity filled with the presence of God and the fellowship of the saints.  Unfortunately, it’s not one without the other.

“Oh death, where is thy victory?  Thanks be to God, who give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  1 Corinthians 15:57

 

 

 

October 19  Not Really The End

When we come to the end of a good book, we don’t want it to end.  Same with a good movie or a perfect romantic . Yet, time marches on.  We keep the memory, the moment passes, and the new day starts. 

When we lose someone we love, we want to scream, “No, Not Now.  Not Yet. Please don’t go now.”  We wish there was one more day, one more trip to take together, one more good conversation, one more hug. 

Into the midst of our grief and shock, Jesus comes and whispers, “It’s not over, really.”  Was that me or was that the voice of heaven offering hope?  Jesus reminds us that there is eternity ahead.  There is a future meeting point where we will see our loved one again.  Thoughts that start with, “It’s over” or “It will never be the same” are replaced with joy-filled hope of “I’ll see you in heaven one day.”  Jesus went before us into heaven to prepare a place for each of us.  Christ’s victory over death in the form of his resurrected body allows us to have the confident hope that death is not the last chapter.  Eternity is the last chapter.  An eternity filled with the presence of God and the fellowship of the saints.  Unfortunately, it’s not one without the other. 

“Oh death, where is thy victory?  Thanks be to God, who give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  1 Corinthians 15:57


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