This summer has been a first of many for me. This week my son Noah went with his friends and our church on a week long trip called Bible and Beach. My friends were quick to fill up my calendar with fun things for me to do all week. My friends knowing that this would really be the first week since Jeff had gone to be with Jesus that I would be in our house alone. It really has been a good week, full of laughter and friendship, but a lot of longing.
Noah is coming home tonight, and this morning I started preparing my list of things that I wanted to do before he got here. You know, grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry. As I was preparing myself to do these things I sat before the Lord and started to ponder something.
I began to think of how excited I am to see Noah tonight. How I could not wait to hug and kiss him. How I cant wait to hear the stories of how God showed him HIS face this week. How I cant wait to hear of all the fun things him and his friends experienced together. How I just cant wait to have him here with me again.
The tears began to fall. There is nothing more exciting than longing to see a person that you love and adore come home.
I suppose by now you know where this is going.
I just couldn’t help but think of the longing I have to see Jeff again. How I cant wait to kiss him and hug him. How I cant wait for him to tell me of all the things he understands now. I cant wait for him to tell me about his time with Jesus and all the things I have to look forward to FOREVER with him. Did I mention that I cant wait to hug him again?
I will long the rest of my life to see Jeff again BUT I WILL and when I do we will be together forever in Paradise with our Savior! Jesus promises me this.
John 14:1-3 says this “ Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Fathers house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
Now that my friends is something to long for!