Until we meet again

We know that if the tent that we live in on earth is torn down, we have a building from God. It’s a house that isn’t handmade, which is eternal and located in heaven. We groan while we live in this residence. We really want to dress ourselves with our building from heaven— since we assume that when we take off this tent, we won’t find out that we are naked. Yes, while we are in this tent we groan, because we are weighed down. We want to be dressed not undressed, so that what is dying can be swallowed up by life. Now the one who prepared us for this very thing is God, and God gave us the Spirit as a down payment for our home.

So we are always confident, because we know that while we are living in the body, we are away from our home with the Lord. We live by faith and not by sight. We are confident, and we would prefer to leave the body and to be at home with the Lord. So our goal is to be acceptable to him, whether we are at home or away from home. We all must appear before Christ in court so that each person can be paid back for the things that were done while in the body, whether they were good or bad. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 (CEB)

“Nothing will give us so much strength as being fully known and full loved by fellow human beings in the Name of God. That gives us the courage to drink our cup to the bottom, knowing it is the cup of our salvation. It will allow us not only to live well but to die well. When we are surrounded by loving friends, death becomes a gateway to the full communion of saints.” ~From Can You Drink the Cup? By Henri J.M. Nouwen

So whether I am here on earth or if I am heaven I have the confidence of the love of the saints who love me now and the saints who have gone before me.

I thank You this day O Lord for the love You have shown me through others. The love I have been shown gives me the courage to go forth each day to love others. Instill in me the confidence to be Your hands and feet and to go about Your work. Amen.

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