We all experience the season of Death a different way. My season started a couple of years ago when my Mom passed away. My heart was torn in two as I lay watch over her bedside as she gasped for last breaths. We knew that Death would be coming soon. Even though we didn’t want him come; we didn’t want her to suffer any longer. We cried and we mourned. After all she was our Momma. She greeted us at birth and sent us off to school. She taught us how to pray. She comforted us when we hurt. She stood strong before the enemy. We were always welcome at Momma’s house.
Just a few years later, we received the news that my Dad was in a bad way. We had the Hope of Jesus but something told us that it was his time to meet Death. All over again, we experienced the death and dying process. This time the hurt wasn’t so much. The knife didn’t cut quite so deep. Maybe we were still numb from Mom’s passing. Death came again and we survived the trial.
A couple of weeks ago, we get the call from the Nursing facility, it was Prissy’s Mom. Her time had come and Death was at her door. How could this be? Death had recently visited our family so much in just a short while. Couldn’t he give us a break? Maybe, come back next year? All over again, we experience Death’s knock at our door.
We all go through our seasons. Some more than others at time. This life is so hard. One minute you are filled with the joy of life and the next pain and suffering. How do we get through it? How do we find our way through this gauntlet called life?
“Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘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 21:1-4
We have the Hope and the Promises of Jesus. The things of today will be no more. The pain, the troubles, Death and disease will all be wiped away! No more seasons of woe. No more wakes. No more funerals or beside goodbyes. Heaven’s gates flung wide open waiting for you and waiting for me. Soon and very Soon! The day will come and there will be a New Heaven and a New Earth! Hang in there. Help is on the Way!