My friend Steve died suddenly. He was driving somewhere, maybe to a hospital, early one morning when a blood clot began to move into his lungs. The blockage caused a heart attack. I’ve been told this sort of thing happens quickly, and that is a mercy.
This was a wretched thing to face, or course, but this post is not about sorrow, it’s about hope.
The reason I’m writing it is to share the verse that appeared on Steve’s funeral bulletin a week later. From John 16:22 it said, “I will see you again and you will rejoice…” The verse continues, “and no one will take your joy from you.”
The context, as you may know, is Jesus speaking to his disciples. I believe it was also meant for us as believers. I have been to several funeral services where the pastor emphasized that we will see and recognize each other in heaven. From this I take heart!