Lisa Buffaloe- While rereading Genesis
the other day, this verse stood out . . .
“Abraham breathed his last and died
in a ripe old age, an old man and
satisfied with life; and he was gathered
to his people." ~ Genesis 25:8 (NASB)
Abraham died and was gathered to his people. Isaac, Jacob, and others are mentioned at their deaths that they also were gathered to their people.
Death is not the end. Death leads to life. (Lisa's photo)
For those who follow God, death leads to the biggest and best homecoming
of all. God’s people wait to welcome home family. "Precious in the sight of
the Lord is the death of His godly ones.”
~ Psalm 116:15 (NASB)
“The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and
devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous
man is taken away from evil, he enters into peace . . . ”
~ Isaiah 57:1-2 (NASB)
Jesus is the life, the truth, and the way home. As a Christian,“we are not
afraid but are quite content to die, for then we will be at home with the
Lord.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:8 (TLB) We come home to our Savior and
are gathered to our people.
Those who love us, our people (God’s people) wait at the pearly gates
to welcome us home. Our loved ones, those who have gone before
us, were gathered tenderly, sweetly, and with exceeding joy as they
came home, and they will be there when we arrive. Happy sigh . . .
“and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and
there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be
any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have
passed away.” ~Revelation 21:4 (NASB)
http://lisabuffaloe.com Gathered home
"Dear Lord, I don't have the future figured out, nor do I have
my days mapped out. But, you do. You know it all and see it all.
Help me to persevere in this place of wait. Help me to fall back
into your arms that will catch me when I feel weary. Help me to
remember you are growing my faith and developing qualities
that will last forever.: Help me to remember eternity. In Jesus'
Name, Amen." (When Waiting Feels Excruciating Kelly Balarie).