My beloved embryo twin brother, it’s been 9 months since your God ordain spiritual 2nd birth and all I can say is, if it had not been for God’s grace, our family, church family, and friends I don’t know where I would be right now! But because I can cleave to scriptures like I Thessalonians 4:13-18, I can live with strength, comfort, peace, and hope.
Those passsges of text read as follows:
“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do hwho have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
To those of you who have and are presently processing grief, here are three things I continued to embrace:
- Don’t grieve without hope.
- Don’t grieve in your own strength.
- Don’t make grief your God.
As each day passes that’s one more day that gets us closer to our celestial rapture ready reunion and for that reason and that reason alone, I am excited about what the future holds!
No-No, I still have to remind myself that you are out of town going about our Father’s business!! I love you baby and I miss you deeply, but I know that God loves you more! God knows what He is doing even when it doesn’t make sense to me!