God, not man, has ordained the time of your “Takeoff,” Lyn. I pray that you will be patient and endure your suffering, offering it up, uniting with Jesus’ suffering for you. You are carrying a heavy cross right now, but the way of the cross leads you Home.
In God’s perfect time—no sooner, no later, you will lift off from waiting your turn on the tarmac of life. Just think—you will defy gravity and fly into God’s Presence no longer weighed down with pain and limitations of this earthly life. I pray for you constantly, and I know that Jesus through the Holy Spirit is with you every moment of the day and night to comfort you in every intimate way that you need it. I light candles after Mass for you and pray for you; I offer my presence at Mass and the Eucharist on your behalf.
Lyn, I treasure our friendship that will continue in God’s presence after we both arrive there. I will pray for your journey all the way until you reach your destination safe and sound in the arms of Jesus. Some friends may hesitate to talk with you about your leaving, but should we not be full of joy as we are drawing closer and closer to seeing the One we lived for and longed for all our lives? Truly, let us press through because “the best is yet to come!”
If you get there before I do, please pray for me to our Father that I may always do His will on earth as it is in Heaven. That’ll cover it all. That’s an assignment, hear? And if I arrive before you, I will pray the same for you. We are one family in Christ in the Communion of Saints. There is no separation by death. Didn’t Jesus declare “Whoever believes in Me will never die but have eternal life”?
Lyn, when you close your eyes for your heavenly trip, it won’t be dark! So don’t be afraid. Jesus said that He Himself was the Light. His beloved disciple, John, wrote “God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” No one can turn out that Light!
I love you, Lyn—and I love Jesus in you. We need never say “Goodbye.” Instead let us say—Until we meet again when we will worship God together in the Beauty of His Full Glory and Presence for Eternity.
WILL IT BE DARK?
Will it be dark
when I cross that Ultimate Threshold?
Beyond the sunset implies night
with all its terror and fright
as the next unknown scene to unfold.
"He that followeth Me"
Jesus assures those who walk this earth
how much more those on the other shore
who have leaped into immortality
"shall not walk in darkness
but shall have the Light of life."
"NO NIGHT THERE!"
thunders The Revelation.
"The Lamb is The Light"
the Lamp is His Presence
"no sun and no moon"
speaks their obsolescence
all is as noonday, all is the Light!
It shall not be that we stumble and grope
in the darkness like those without hope
but we, who even now dwell in Eternity
shall shine endlessly
as the stars forever and ever.
The blind shall see God’s blazing glory
the lame will walk, the dumb talk
all praising the Lamb, the Light, continuously.
Will it be dark when we close our eyes?
Must we embark on that Final Voyage
with apprehension and dread
fearing what's ahead?
Banish anxiety! For it shall not be
that we sail into the sunset
but into the splendid sunrise
not into the foreboding of a growing night
but the sure promise of a dawning light
not with sighs but a shout Hallelujah!
God has provided the Lamb, THE LIGHT!
God has assuaged our fears: IT'S BRIGHT!
John 1:9; 8:12; 9:5; Eph.5:14; 1 Pet.2:9; Rev.21:23, 24; 22:5