"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who (lives and)
believes in me has eternal life” (John 6:47).
There’s a tone of sadness in a bid of “farewell”. No matter how we try to say it or what language the word is softly whispered in, “farewell” or “adieu”, the sadness still rings through, sinking our heavy hearts. Perhaps it’s because the word sounds so final and lonely, like it is a forever goodbye, and that’s why our heart strings are pulled each time we say the word. But as it is said of life, to everything must come an end. So whether we are bidding someone farewell because they are leaving town to begin a new life at a different destination, or we are bidding a loved one farewell because the Lord has called them home, we just don’t like to say it at all to those whom we care for.
Though do not loose heart my friend, instead try to find solace in these facts: with God there is no pain as there is on earth; there is no fear, nor tears, nor hardship for in the presence of God there is no darkness … and your loved one at this moment is in the presence of God at his home. When a life grows cold on earth, that soul is immediately raised up on an Eagle’s wings, and placed in the warmth of our Creator’s lullaby-arms until Christ comes again. Then may we all give glory for death shall die, and life shall live in eternity, and the temporary “farewell” will never separate you and your loved ones again.
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☺In Remembrance of Me’:
This message of daily grace, “Farewell, Adieu,” written on March 18, 2005, is dedicated & written for Mr. Christopher Schneider in remembrance of his loving mother, Mrs. Cathleen Loughran Schneider, 08/01/1938 to 03/04/2005. May she be resting warm in God’s lullaby-arms at this moment while waiting for eternal life with Christ when he comes again. With all my love Chris, your friend for life – me.