It’s time for a family reunion. All plans have been made. The meeting place is established and all family members are expected to join in the celebration. Some people will start their journey a week ahead of time and arrive a few days early while others will arrive just in time for the big dinner. Family comes from all over the globe to join in this big event.
Life is this way as well. While many family members have completed their journey and have reached their heavenly destination others are still traveling.
Grief is real and it is an act of love for the person who has completed their travel. The void and loneliness can be compared to nothing, yet Jesus Christ offers all hope that the days of mourning will turn into joy that will last forever.
For the ones still traveling it is comforting to look ahead with excitement knowing this heavenly family reunion is the event for an eternity.
Luke 20:37-38 Living Bible
“But as to your real question—whether or not there is a resurrection—why, even the writings of Moses himself prove this. For when he describes how God appeared to him in the burning bush, he speaks of God as ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ To say that the Lord is some person’s God means that person is alive, not dead! So from God’s point of view, all men are living.”