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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday 24 March 2012

Spiritual Sundays ~ You Can Have Hope

Hello dear friends ~ Today I am joining Charlotte and her participants for Spiritual Sundays. Please visit Spiritual Sundays to be encouraged and inspired.

When my hubby and I were first married, he had gotten me a white angora kitten. I called her Twinkle. She was as cute as a button and I loved her dearly!

One day, before I went to work, I asked my hubby, who had the day off, to please not let the kitten outside for I was afraid she might wander off or get stolen. She was my baby, you see.

Well, unfortunately, Hubby did let the kitten outside and she disappeared! I was so upset! I cried for weeks, seached for her for days, ran ads in the newspaper, and even put a plea for my missing kitten on the radio. But she was gone and I never saw her again. I was heart broken!

It is hard to lose something you love. Even harder, is when you lose someone you love!

I lost my best friend to breast cancer a number of years ago and I still miss her terribly. But I know I will see her again because she knew Jesus. Someday, we will be reunited and what a day that will be! I have that hope!

This past week, my son lost a very close friend who took his own life. My son is devastated and it is so very sad! His friend felt he had no hope. He had tried before to commit suicide and failed. But this time, he succeeded.

There is a much greater sense of loss when we think we will never see a loved one again. But for those who know and love the Lord, death is only temporary because one day we will be reunited. We have Hope!

The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, "The dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord."

Death for the Christian is never a good-bye but a "see you later."

"I have held many things in my hands
and lost them all; but the things I have placed
in God's hands, those I always possess."~ Earline Steelburg

I pray we are all ready to meet our Maker. If we are ready, then someday we will also be reunited with Him and with all those we love who have gone on before us. We have that hope!

NOTE~ Hubby did get me another kitten. He actually got me two!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi