My husband has a very special way with words and he just wrote an incredible blog with such a strong and beautiful perspective (like he always does), so you should go read that for sure at his blog, levilusko.com.
I just want to say thank you to all of you who are praying, to all of you who have just been so generous and kind with your love and words and prayers. I was talking with a woman the other day about how incredibly humbling it is when the body of Christ surrounds you with prayer. It’s beautiful.
I want to say that there is no hope found anywhere except for in Jesus Christ. There is no peace that passes understanding except from our God who created us and knows us and loves us and holds us. There are no words of comfort except for in God’s Word, and this passage, 1Thessalonians 4:13-18 bring just that:
“And regarding the question, friends, that has come up about what happens to those already dead and buried, we don’t want you in the dark any longer. First off, you must not carry on over them like people who have nothing to look forward to, as if the grave were the last word. Since Jesus died and broke loose from the grave, God will most certainly bring back to life those who died in Jesus.
And then this: We can tell you with complete confidence—we have the Master’s word on it—that when the Master comes again to get us, those of us who are still alive will not get a jump on the dead and leave them behind. In actual fact, they’ll be ahead of us. The Master himself will give the command. Archangel thunder! God’s trumpet blast! He’ll come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise—they’ll go first. Then the rest of us who are still alive at the time will be caught up with them into the clouds to meet the Master. Oh, we’ll be walking on air! And then there will be one huge family reunion with the Master. So reassure one another with these words.”
I miss the Lenya Bird, but I know exactly where she is, and I know we will see her soon and very soon. Every day brings us closer.