…we would rather be away from the body and at home (present) with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:8b NRSV
I’ll be brief.
I wish I was still struggling with this prompt, but a story was handed to me moments ago, and it’s not one that I wanted.
One of oldest friends and strongest supporters was called Home today.
Of him I can easily say,
The righteous perish,
and no one takes it to heart;
the devout are taken away,
while no one understands.
For the righteous are taken away from calamity,
and they enter into peace…
The time to weep, and to mourn, spoken of in Ecclesiastes is now. And I do, as do all his friends, his wife, and his little boy.
It doesn’t seem right that he is present there already. I would not wish him back from his healed body and from his worship face to face of our Lord. But he truly is one the world has lost.
Linking up with Five Minute Friday.