Saying Goodbye To Jesus

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Many of us know how tough departures can be. Saying goodbye or farewell to a loved one whom we may not see again can sometimes be for some people a bittersweet, melancholic, heartbreaking, or even traumatic experience. These last adieus are certainly ingrained in our memory and our loved ones’ final words and actions become treasurable and unforgettable. These experiences allow us to relate to the early disciples’ difficulty in saying goodbye to our Lord. When the appropriate time arrived, Jesus said to them, “I did not tell you this from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to the one who sent me, and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts. But I tell…show more content…
However, their sadness did not permit them to comprehend that Jesus would rise from the dead. Therefore, after the Lord’s passion and death, He spent forty days confirming His resurrection through words and deeds and thoroughly instructing His apostles. After these days, He articulated His final command before going back to Heaven, saying, “’Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages. They will pick up serpents [with their hands], and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.’ So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God.” (Mark…show more content…
A number of these relationships will develop, others will change, and a few others will terminate for one reason or another. Consequently, several of these interpersonal connections may leave us feeling rejected, abandoned, forlorn, or sorrowful. During these moments, let us turn to the Lord. The Risen Christ comprehends what we are going through given that He felt the same way when his disciples did not accompany Him during His gruesome passion and death. He who said, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you,” (John 14:18) visits us with His indwelling presence. His Spirit of love also encourages us to travel on this earth-to-heaven journey with faith, hope, and perseverance by reminding us of Christ’s promise. Let us not fear, but let us in all things love and praise the Lord who calls us to Himself. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be.” (John
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