Hey guys! Sorry I'm late. But thanks for stopping by!
The reason I was gone today was because I was at a funeral. It was a sad occasion, but I had a sort of epiphany that I'd like to share with you guys.
Seeing everyone coming in looking sad and people crying is a normal thing for a funeral, but the preachers always tell us to try and be strong in the fact that we know she's finally with the Lord. That got me to thinking....
This sounds crazy,but we should be happy when a loved one, a saved loved one passes away. Why? Because they made it out!
Let me explain myself before you get on my case....
All Christians know that our ultimate goal is to get to Heaven,right? And the only way to get there (unless you are Elijah) is to die,correct? So if one of our loved ones has passed away and we knew that they were saved, we know they reached their goal and made it into Heaven!
So why are we so sad when they pass?
That's only human nature to be sad when someone leaves this Earth - so don't think I'm telling you grieving is unnatural. It's perfectly fine or do, but remember:
".....weeping may ensure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
This brought to mind a funny parallel: You know how some people may say they made it out of the hood or the slums? Think of the world as the slums or the hood....when someone passes away and they were saved, they made it out! So don't think about them being absent from your life (because their legacy and spirit will always be with you), but present with the Lord. And we honestly should be jealous, because they're actually much better off than we are!
Today's blessing was kind of short and sweet, but I just wanted to share and encourage you guys. Hope it helps!
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