I want to tell you how much I enjoyed my afternoon. You see, for one hour today, I was able to visit with a few members of my church family. These people are my dear, dear friends. I starting going to church with this same group of people when I was four years old. For nearly thirty years, I have talked with these friends a minimum of three times a week: twice on Sundays, and again on Wednesday night.
This approaching Sunday will mark six weeks of not seeing them.
I missed them.
I missed their stories, their chatter, and their kindness.
You know the amazing thing about heaven; no separation once we are there together.
No social distancing.
“And so shall we ever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:17).”
I'm so thankful for my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He is always with me. He does not require social distancing from me. Jesus lives within my heart.
As the old hymn goes:
He walks with me,
And talks with me,
Along life's narrow way.
I'm going to be so happy to be with my church family, my extended family, and my friends again. Let us continue to love one another, check on one another, and call each other. I will leave you with a scripture passage that talks about loving one another, and how that if we know Jesus as Savior, He is always with us!
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 1 John 4:10-16
Until we meet again,
P.S. Here are some family photos.