When I wrote about young Leslie’s death two weeks ago in, “There She Goes. Here She Comes!” my friend, Linda, left the following comment:
I often think back to a time when a dear couple in our church were parted by death. The husband, speaking of his wife’s home going, said “Mary is with Jesus, and Jesus is with me.” It gave me a mental picture of Jesus walking with them, the man on one side of the Lord and the woman on the other.
We feel grief when we are separated from a loved one at death, even though we know that we will be reunited in Heaven later if we are both trusting in Christ’s sacrifice to pay the penalty for our sins. I can’t help thinking that the Father must have felt a similar sense of loss when He was separated from His Son during Jesus’ time on earth, even though there was the expectation that they would be reunited at the completion of the Son’s mission on earth.
Linda is not only a good friend, but she sometimes has wise words to share, and in this case I wanted to give these a wider audience than just a comments section. I especially love the picture of the couple each holding one of Jesus’ hands.
Thank you for words that touched me, Linda.
May you each be blessed this Sunday with faith, love and peace.