After a week away from me, my four year old grandson hugged my legs tightly, a week was too long. My closest friend lives across the country, our times together are few, we beg for time to slow down when we get together. Looking at the love of my life of almost thirty-eight years, I know it is never enough.

Precious are moments with those we love. Jesus walked daily with His disciples for three short years. After the crucifixion and resurrection Christ appeared and spent brief times with those who loved Him. I can’t imagine how precious those moments were. “When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread…Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’…This was now the third time Jesus appeared to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.” (John 21:9, 12, 14 NIV)

Often we feel alone because we can’t always be in the presence of those who mean the most to us. When my children were young we listened to songs by the Donut Man: “Life without Jesus is like a donut; there’s a hole in the middle of your heart.”

We try to fill the hole with many things: our sweet relationships here on earth, activities, work, pleasure. In the end, we still feel an emptiness. Until…we ask Jesus to be our constant companion.

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b NLT)

Here’s some really great news – someday, all who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, will be reunited with each other and with Him. Then we get to have forever to have many adventures and make many discoveries. And we never have to worry about running out of time.

Together without any of our selfish ways and annoying flaws. Together without fears or sorrows. Together because the love of God is so vast and deep and amazing, that with us is where Messiah most longs to be.

“Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.” (Revelations 21:3b NIV) Together…and our walk here on earth is meant to gather many to be with Him also.

3 Comments on “Together

  1. ‘Together…and our walk here on earth is meant to gather many to be with Him also.’ Yes! I love this play on words but especially the reminder to invite others to be together with us forever. Thank you! 🙂


  2. Paris, such a sweet picture in this post! YES, an encouragement that those we know in Christ will be with us forever one day without the struggles of sin and this world. But also an encouragement to invite others to be with us!!


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