On Monday, Karen Gandy Richardson got to see Jesus face to face. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/karenlrichardson/journal
Death for the believer is a whole different ball game. Sunday I shared from Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23 that we are the inheritance of Christ. We’re His. We belong to Him. And also, Paul prayed that as we realize what we already have because of Christ, that we’d realize the hope we have because He called us. Because we are saved, we now have a hope. That hope is to see Jesus. That hope is to have eternal life with God. That hope has now been realized for Karen.
There’s a lot about death we don’t like. I get that. But as followers of Jesus and worshipers of the Most High God, we have a hope that death gets us there. Hope isn’t wishful thinking. Hope is factual assurance based on the character of God and on His loving, gracious history. We trust Him because He can be trusted. We have hope because it is in Him.
Let’s keep our eye on the prize. Let’s keep our focus on Jesus no matter what curve balls have been tossed your way lately. He’s got you. And yes, He too is looking forward to the day when we all get to be together.