Yesterday we received news that one of our friends had passed on. Since I’m a nurse, I’ve often witnessed the transition of moving from this temporary life to the realm of eternity. While those of us who are left behind experience grief, I can testify to the joy that awaits on the other side.
Some years ago, my dear mother-in-law had been diagnosed with Cancer. When the time came for her to be transferred from the hospital setting, she was moved to a lovely Hospice facility. My husband visited her each morning. But I think we all knew she had little regret of leaving.
One day she looked across the room and started talking to her husband. Of course, no one could see him because he had already passed on a few years before her illness. When my husband asked who she was talking to, she explained she could see into another room. She named the people who were standing at the door. Besides her beloved husband, there were other family members waiting as her personal escort. The image she described gave us much peace. And it was on Easter morning when she finally stepped through that doorway and touched eternity.
For some of you who have questions about the “here after” I hope you understand…life does not end when we close our eyes and take our last breath. Jesus promised: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:3).
I pray this will give you peace. Be Blessed, Donna