Occasionally my friend Linda leaves a particularly wise comment on a blog I have written. She should really write her own blog, but until she does, I will occasionally share one of those comments with you.
Linda left the following comment on my post There She Goes, Here She Comes. I love the mental picture she draws, and I hope if someone is mourning the lose of a loved one they will find it comforting.
. . . 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.
Wise words, Linda. Thank you for sharing them.