A song came on the radio as I was driving into work today that got me thinking about my mom. The song suddenly took me back to the morning after her death. My mom died on a Sunday evening after a 5 year struggle with breast cancer. I remember waking up Monday morning feeling so numb and so alone. I am not sure what compelled me to do it, but I was prompted to go find her Bible that morning. Somehow, I think both my mom and God knew that I would do this. I looked through her Bible that morning and came across a good-bye letter she had written to us tucked away in the sleeve of her Bible cover. The letter really encouraged me that morning.
As I drove along in my car this morning, nearly 2 decades later, the thought of those words comforted me again today. I thought I would share them here. Maybe they will encourage someone else today.
I remember clearly the moment the Lord flooded me with the Holy Spirit. Joy overwhelmed me and I cried. One thought (in capital letters) washed over me: I WILL NEVER BE ALONE AGAIN!
I can tell you that God has been faithful to his word. Since that moment, the Lord has never left me nor forsaken me. God is faithful. Without a doubt. In this life and in the one to come. Today and tomorrow. Forever and ever.
John 5:24 (NIV) says: “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”
I am not alone. I have crossed over from death to life, and at this very moment, as you read these words, I am with my savior, our Lord Jesus.
I’ll be waiting for you here.