My uncle went home to be with the Lord this week. As I reflected on his death, I imagined what the reunion in heaven would be like for him. How wonderful to see those who have gone before him--parents, siblings, friends. It also reminded me of the hope I have for a glorious future in heaven one day. It makes me a little bit "homesick." With this in mind, I am dedicating this week's Wordy Wednesday post to my uncle by sharing this hope from the Word.
The Hope of the Resurrection
And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you
to know what will happen to the believers
who have died so you will not grieve
like people who have no hope.
For since we believe that Jesus died
and was raised to life again,
we also believe that when Jesus returns,
God will bring back with him
the believers who have died.