And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise – Luke 23:43
“You’re far away/From me my love/And just as sure my, my baby/As there are stars above/I wanna say, I wanna say, I wanna say/Someday we’ll be together/Yes we will, yes we will/Say, someday (some sweet day) we’ll be together/I know, I know, I know, I know.” Whenever I hear “Someday We’re Be Together” by Diana Ross, I’m comforted to trust that one day those who have already passed on, my loved ones, I’ll see again. That one day, there will be a wonderful reunion in heaven.
Apostle Paul spoke on this matter in 1 Thessalonians 4, beginning in verse 13 when he referenced the deceased as “are asleep” then in verse 16: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout… and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” And verse 17: “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” He concluded in verse 18: “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
Last week I wrote about how uncomfortable it is to discuss matters relating to death; however, it doesn’t have to be with the assurance of salvation. Because, when we give our lives to Jesus, then we’ll likewise spend our eternity together with Jesus.