Good-Bye

28 10 2013

This is an excerpt from Max Lucado’s book, You’ll Get Through This. Very inspiring, especially at a time when you say good-bye to a loved one.

Pastor Dave

Good-bye. No one wants to say it. And death is the most difficult good-bye
of all.

After our church had five funerals in seven days, the sorrow took its toll
on me. I chided myself, “Come on, Max, get over it. Death is a natural part
of living.” Then I self-corrected. No it isn’t. Birth is. Breathing is.
Belly laughs, big hugs and bedtime kisses are. But death? We weren’t made to
say good-bye. God’s original plan had no farewell, no final breath, day, or
heartbeat. No matter how you frame it, good-bye doesn’t feel right.

God has served notice. All farewells are on the clock. He has decreed a
family reunion. What a reunion it will be. Revelation 21:4 says, on that
day, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

This long journey will come to an end. You’ll see Him. And you’ll see them.
Isn’t this our hope?

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