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Thought for the morning – written with tears

 2 Samuel 12:22-23  And he (David) said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ 23  But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”

When a loved one is going through the final steps of leaving this world, we who love this one agonize before the Lord with many tears, prayers and supplications. We may plead with the Lord, but we always know it is not our will but His that is to be done.

David fasted and wept for his newly born son who was deathly ill; born of Bathsheba, the son who would have been king after David (we know the story – 2Sam 12.13-23). But when the Lord took this young one from him what did he do? He no longer fasted but he looked forward to the time when he would go to him. There would be a day when David would join his son in heaven.

All of us have lost loved ones and it may be that the one whom you loved struggled for a long time before entering into the presence of the Lord. There were times of anguishing prayers but now this one that is loved is gone. They have gone to a better place!

And one day you shall go to the one you love and both of you shall rejoice in the presence of the King. No more pain, a new body, a realized Hope, all because of what Christ has accomplished on the Cross

2 Corinthians 5:8  We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

My dear wife, Cathy, of so many years has gone to be with her Lord (November 26, 2015) and there have been many tears on my part. But I have the same “hope” as David. One day I shall join her in heaven. We will be a new creation, we will be in the hallelujah choir praising our Lord, we will enjoy our new homes in the mansion He is preparing.

I think of my dear wife. At the time of creation, Eve led her husband Adam into sin. My dear wife by her witness helped in leading me to Christ. Thank you Cathy.

Please forgive me for being so personal today. But, it’s just as a thought for the morning.

Carl