John 16:22 NASB "Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you."I thought about all the promises we make in life, like promising our employer we will be to work on time, or the promise to our children to take them to the park, or the promise to our wives when we say "I do". Today's verse speaks of a promise of Gods - that we will see those we love who have gone on before us and that our hearts will rejoice and be filled with joy! It has been a rather emotional few weeks with the passing of my mentor and good friend, then to watch my mother-in-law go to be with Jesus too. I needed to go back to God's Word and stand firm upon His Promise that we will see them again! It's never easy to lose a loved one, to walk the thin line between grieving and the joy of knowing we will see them again but if we believe His Word and His Promises are true, we can walk that thin line! I am reminded of the lyrics of Johnny Cash, "because you're mine, I walk the line!" - Is Jesus yours? peace, tom
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