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Topic: The Family Reunion (06/05/08)
TITLE: Our Reunion will be... for all eternity!
By Michelle Mitchell
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Today, as I sit by my Daddy’s bedside, awaiting his Home Call, the words “Family Reunion” take on new meaning. My Mom went home to be with the Lord more than fifteen years ago. She was only 52 years old. Soon, very soon, my Dad, at the ripe old age of 67, will join her. He has fought a good fight, finished the course and kept the faith.
Daddy will soon leave behind four children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. If we were not a family of Believers, the loss would be more than any one of us could possibly bear. We will grieve. In fact, we are already grieving, but we grieve not, as those who have no hope. Our faith and hope is in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ… his death, burial and resurrection. Accepting by faith his free gift of salvation, we can rejoice in the fact that one day, we will all be called up yonder and what a glorious day that will be!
Yes, our separation from Daddy will be temporary as is our life here on this earth. Our reunion with he and Mom however, will be for all of eternity!
Composer Don Wyrtzen writes:
Just think of stepping on shore--- and finding it heaven!
Of touching a hand--- and finding it God’s!
Of breathing new air--- and finding it celestial!
Of waking up in glory--- and finding it home!
When I close my eyes, I can see my Mom, there, in heaven. For whatever reason, she is standing there, leaning on a white picket fence, waiting as it were, on my Dad. I can hear the very sound of her voice as she says “Herb, what took you soooo long!” “It was them girls you left me with.” Dad will say. “They just wouldn’t let go of my feet!”
O Death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:55 KJV
We will see you soon Dad!
“Hey, don’t forget to tell Mom how well Steve turned out and how that he named Pattie after her!” “Oh yeah! and how that Bobby went on to Bible College and even preached your funeral and that……………
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