Who of us hasn't wept at the graveside of a loved one,
or mourned their loss with so many questions unanswered?
Will we know our loved ones in heaven?
Will we see their face again?
Death is sorrowful with its separation,
it's hard for those that we leave behind.
Those who love much often grieve deeply,
feeling the heartache of their empty chair.
Yet, we sorrow for those who fall asleep in Jesus,
but not as those who have no hope.
The Scriptures are woven with the comfort
that not only will we know our loved ones in heaven,
but we will be together with them also.
Although we grieve the loss of our loved ones,
we'll have eternity to be with those in the Lord.
The familiar sound of their voice will call out your name.
So shall we ever be with the Lord.
What about our loved ones who may have died without Jesus?
Will you see their face again?
Who knows that they haven't trusted Jesus
in their last moments...
We may never know this side of heaven.
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time
are not worthy to be compared
with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
~ Romans 8:18
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
~ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
There may be times when we are so overcome by grief
that we are unable to pray.
When our heart is grieved, and words seem inadequate,
the Lord knows the longings of our hearts
that we are unable to articulate.
"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we shall pray for as we ought:
but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us
with groanings which cannot be uttered."
"...according to the will of God."
~ Romans 8:26-27b
The Scripture says,
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
~ Romans 3:23
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved."
~ Romans 10:9
Don't fall asleep without Jesus
until you are assured of a place in heaven.
Tonight, if you would like to receive the gift of eternal life
first you must believe in the Lord.
You have to ask for your sins to be forgiven
and put your trust in the Lord.
There's only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.
That's God's wonderful plan of salvation.
You can begin a personal relationship with Him
by praying from your heart a prayer such as the following:
I am a sinner.
I 've been a sinner all of my life.
Forgive me, Lord.
I receive Jesus as my Savior.
I trust Him as my Lord.
Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus' name, Amen."
If you have never received the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior,
but have received Him today after reading this invitation, please let us know.
We would love to hear from you. Your first name is sufficient.
"Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved"
~ Acts 2:21b