Friday, January 16, 2009

A Misspoken Word That Got Me Thinking...

The last couple of weeks have been very rough and I am strung pretty tight! My brain is also on the fritz and I am not sure if Tim should have left town and left me in charge of the children. *perplexedsmile*

I buried my 43 yo friend on Tuesday and today I took my kids to tell my 90 yo Granny good-bye for the last time! On the way to the hospital we were listening to Chris Tomlin's version of Amazing Grace and I commented on it to Rachel and mentioned how it had been such an awesome song to hear at Sandy'! I realized my mistake and corrected it to funeral, but then it hit me that maybe I had been right after all.

Think about it...wouldn't it make funerals much more joyful if we thought of them as heavenly weddings? They are you know! When we finally stand face-to-face with Jesus, it is the bride meeting her Bridegroom for the first time ~ definitely something worth celebrating! While it is a time for us to say good-bye, it is merely the beginning of an eternity of shared life between the one gone Home and the Lover of of our souls!

As I have been overwhelmed with the sadness of saying good-bye to these ones I love, this other song by Chris Tomlin has ministered to me greatly! I hope it does you, too!


  1. What a neat perspective, Barb. I hadn't thought of it that way, but I think I shall from now on. :)

  2. Beautiful! (((Barb))) Praying still.