Saying Goodbye


I will be packing my bags tonight and tomorrow I will be going home. Some things won’t be able to fit so I am carefully choosing what to bring and what to leave behind.

James asks us what is our life: and answers,

James 4:14… It is a mist that appears for a little while then vanishes.

We are here for only so many years and then we must decide how to get ready for the final voyage. Will we leave behind bitterness and unforgiveness? Will there be enough room for the mustard seed of faith in Christ that we need for heaven? Will you be able to say that you can leave behind all unkind thoughts and leave unsaid harsh and critical words? Will we truly be able to go to God and tell Him we have loved our neighbor as He commanded?

When our bags are stowed and the flight is ready to board will we be prepared to joyfully give our kiss and trust the captain of our Salvation with the coordinates for our destination? When in our life things are right and ready then our goodbyes will give hope for the ones leaving on a later flight.