We Have Hope

And now dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

A friend of mine’s father passed away from complications of COVID last night. He was a believer so we know that He has met Jesus face to face! It’s really sad, as death always is, but at the same time we can rejoice knowing he is Heaven with his Savior.

I was listening to a song by Big Daddy Weave called “I Know.” I’ve shared some of the lyrics here before but I feel led to share them again.

Big Daddy Weave, “I Know.”

You don’t answer all my questions
But You hear me when I speak
You don’t keep my heart from breakin’
But when it does, You weep with me

You’re so close that I can feel You
When I’ve lost the words to pray
And though my eyes have never seen You
I’ve seen enough to say

I know that You are good
I know that You are kind
I know that You are so much more
Than what I leave behind
I know that I am loved
I know that I am safe
‘Cause even in the fire, to live is Christ, to die is gain
I know that You are good

Death is inevitable. We know this. But if we are believers, if we have the Lord on our side, if He is our Savior, we can rest assure that we will see him face to face one day.

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21:4

Please pray for the Sexton family as they grieve their loss.