Saying Goodbye

 

 

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Psalm 23:4-6  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,,,,, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the lord forever.

How do you say goodbye to someone you love? This week I attended three funerals in four days. And on the day I didn’t attend a funeral, I put our daughter on an airplane to go back to college. It was a rough week at our house!

I watched my cousins say goodbye to their mom, a six and three year old say goodbye to their dad and a good friend say goodbye to her husband. I am not going to lie, it was hard. We shared tears and stories of the ones we loved and lost all week.

The only way I can get through days like these is by knowing death is not the end. Jesus loves the people we have lost and Jesus loves you and me. Because of His love, death is not the end. We will be reunited with the friends and family we have lost. What a day of celebration that will be! Until then, those of us left to complete our walk on earth will lean on Jesus and continue to love each other through the emptiness we feel today.

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