“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven” Ecc: 3:1
Today while I was driving, I heard the Lord whisper that scripture into my spirit.
Yes, Yes, Yes, Lord, I know. There is a season for everything.
Later on, I realized what it was all about.
He knew what I’d be facing as the day went on.
Something new. A season of grief.
Although grief is a part of life, it can suck the very life out of us when it catches us off guard. It can be the loss of a loved one, (indeed the most difficult to face,) the loss of a job, a position, a dear friend, and on and on we can go. We can lose people, places and things that pull on our heartstrings and whirl us into a season of grief.
Today, we lost our beloved.
Our little, Kitty, of sixteen years. Oh, to let her go and release her today, has left an ache in my heart and an emptiness in my spirit. Even-though I did have a dream a few nights ago where I dreamt that we were packing the car for our yearly trip to Michigan and we couldn’t find her to put in the car. I commented how much extra room we had without her crate … it didn’t make it easier to accept, but I did have to wonder was the Lord trying to prepare me as He did with that scripture?
Jesus tells us that He goes to prepare a place for us.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” John 14:1
What a comfort we have in Jesus. He tells us up front. He lets us know that He has already gone to prepare a place for us. Because none of us know the day nor the hour when we will be called home, or. when one of our closest loved ones will be. But,we can be assured of the promise He has given us. He’s gone ahead of us, and He will be there to receive us.
I ask myself, was He there to receive Kitty? I don’t know, and you might be saying she was only a cat. Yes, that is true, but for any animal lovers out there, you know the pain. You understand the emptiness to walk by their room. To look at their bowl, or just the longing to hear one more me-owwww….
What are you facing today? Is your heart troubled? Are you walking through a time that’s pulling you down and stealing your joy? If so, listen to the words of Jesus again. “Let NOT your heart be troubled.” Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and He has left us with a promise for a lifetime and one that will last all the way into eternity.
So, as we say goodbye to Kitty today, I ask you to keep my husband and I in prayer and let me know what you’re facing. I would be honored to likewise, pray for you.
Thanks so much,
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