Sunday, August 3, 2008

Meet Me There



As we strode along the path through the cemetery just enjoying the close of day and being together, John leaned down a bit and whispered, *"Every grave will open one day." That's a thought worth getting excited about! Then we passed a grave well over a hundred years old where the inscription read: Meet Me There. I can't think of a much better message to those of us following after.



*For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus comes, God will bring back with Jesus all the Christians who have died. I can tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not rise to meet him ahead of those who are in their graves. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the call of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, all the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and remain with him forever. First Thessalonians 4:14-17

14 comments:

  1. Vee...we were talking about this in Sunday School last Sunday.....what a day that will be!

    Good blessings for you both this Lord's day :)

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  2. I'm looking forward to the grand meeting...what a wonderful day that will be!

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  3. Isn't it the best thing to look forward to? Just imagine it!
    Take care sweetie!

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  4. Oh my - what a wonderful message for a lovely Sunday - perfect! It makes my just almost weep with the beauty of it. Thanks for sharing that message today.
    Colleen

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  5. Oh my - what a wonderful message for a lovely Sunday - perfect! It makes my just almost weep with the beauty of it. Thanks for sharing that message today.
    Colleen

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  6. What a comforting thought. Oh what a day that will be!
    Meet Me There - I love that!

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  7. Hi Vee, What a lovely post. I have always been comforted by the fact that I know I will meet my loved ones again someday. I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful afternoon.

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  8. Oh Vee, that carpenter is a keeper! Your picture along with a beautiful reminder what a glorious day that will be! I'll meet you there!

    Have a glorious Sonday!
    Kathi :)

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  9. A beautiful post Vee.
    Thank you!

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  10. Now that is something to rejoice about ... with joy unspeakable and full of glory. What a blessed thought! Thank you for sharing that, Vee.

    Blessings,
    Christi

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  11. 'meet me there' ~ i soo love it! lovely thoughts, very comforting & calming. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

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  12. A comforting reminder that this world is temporary --the next everlasting!

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  13. Beautiful thoughts!

    And now I'm going to ruin it a bit (leave it to me, right? lol). There's a beautiful old civil war era cemetery in Selma, Alabama. On one of the tombstones is written a missive along the lines of "follow me" etc. Way back in the '70s, some drunk (or so the newspaper claimed) wrote this underneath the engraving:
    "To follow you I'll not consent, until I know which way you went".

    I have no idea why that has stuck with me for over 30 years...I guess because I always wondered what sort of town drunk possesses what could almost be called a "poetic soul" and whatever possessed such a "poetic soul" to deface a 100 year old monument. Geez. The things you remember, eh?

    Kari

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  14. Remember man as you walk by
    As you are now so once was I
    As I am now so you shall be
    Remember this and follow me


    To follow you I'll not consent
    until I know which way you went


    Is that how it goes, Kari? I remember that from something I read eons ago myself.

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