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Goodbyes are Hard but not Forever

by Brandy Webb

Yesterday, I said goodbye to a great woman, wife, mother, friend, and child of God, Thalia Hufton. It was awesome to see how many people loved her. There was standing room only left in the building, and I know many people that could not make it. It was definitely a powerful testimony to who Thalia was.

It is times like these that make me reflect on all the loved ones that I have had to say goodbye to. It never gets easier. I know that they say “time heals all wounds,” but, honestly, God heals all wounds. If it was not for His comfort during these times, life would be too hard to bear.

Pain and sorrow are facts of life, but we can take comfort that those that have gone before us are not suffering anymore. They do not have to worry or be anxious. They will not shed another tear. Right now, they are safe and asleep waiting for the resurrection. It is these thoughts that give me comfort.

We must remember that “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” (Psalm 116:15). Therefore, even our heavenly Father feels our loss, and that is why we have our Savior Jesus, who is our resurrection, for whoever believes in Him, “though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).

So, I will try to hold fast to the fact that though I suffer right now, and I greatly miss my loved ones that I have lost, I have a hope that these goodbyes are not forever.