Made for another world

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." C. S. Lewis

Friday, April 13, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Goodbye

It's time to link up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. Today's prompt: Goodbye.


Why does goodbye hurt so much, what makes it so hard? Stretching thin the fibers of hearts, pulling the bond taught between them, so tight you could pluck and twang their cords. Goodbye of a relocation tests the metal of relationships. The fast paced frenzy of our culture, taking hither and yon, have prompted creative ways to touch hearts and minds like never seen before. It's amazing the ways we found to stretch our goodbyes into long distance hellos.

But there is a goodbye that hurts like a birth and won't be satisfied. It burns and aches for decades. No connection prolongs that goodbye from a distance. Even though we celebrate and anticipate for those leaving us for Heaven's wonders, the ache still comes. Why when we know we'll see them again do we grieve so long?

Unity. We were made for this. Separation is unnatural and death speaks a final word. We were meant to be together. Joined at the heart to Father God, joined at the heart with brother man. Hear death's warning. We were made for unity. The bride here and the bride there can not be complete until we're together, eternal, and we long and ache and twist until it's done.


The Spirit and the Bride say come, unify us, Lord Jesus! My Mom and I have been talking about unity a lot lately. This week we talked about what death is saying to us about unity in light of eternity, it's calling out; embrace unity with God and each other, hold out unity while there is time. Death is God's final warning and reminder that we were made for unity with him, and this life is an invitation. What will you do with the call of unity?

{One practical step I'd like to hold forth is the linking of arms with another sister in unity for this journey heavenward. For tips on how to do that download a free copy of my ebook Sister to Sister; A Mentor's Handbook.}

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