- A picture I took of Isaac Hunter (1977-2013) with his daughter Jada -
I’ve been thinking …
Most of us over-estimate the number of days we’ll be able to hold on to each other in this life and we under-estimate the number of days we’ll spend together in heaven. Maybe that’s why it’s so grievous to learn our days with someone we love here have been fulfilled. It’s difficult when we had imagined we’d have more days with them here and we’re suddenly aware we’ll be missing the “tomorrows” we’d assumed would be ours.
The last week has been a week of sorrow for my family.
We learned the “tomorrows” we’d expected to enjoy with my nephew Isaac here, are rescheduled to be enjoyed there, where GOD promises we will be together “with the LORD forever.” I wish we could share more days together here too. There is no doubt. I will miss my Isaac for a little while - as will so many of his family and friends. Our days with him here have run their course.
Proverbs says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
Each day that we stretch out our hands to embrace those we love, we’re holding on to a sacred treasure, so during the brief time we’re here together, it would be wise to actually be together and make every moment count.
Love well today. Our “tomorrows” will be here soon enough.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 - “The Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. And those who have died believing in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive will be gathered up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.”