“It’s nothing to cry about ‘cause we’ll hold each other soon”
The lyrics above are from Death Cab for a Cutie’s song “I’ll Follow You Into the Dark.”
Death has been in my mind these days. It all started during our yPros Bible Study from Crazy Love when we studied the shortness of life, the finality of our existence. Not only did it teach me that our lives are meant to live for God’s purpose, but that death is just another inevitable step to glory and to glorify the main protagonist of this story- God.
Then last Sunday, the message was about rapture, and somehow, coincidentally, the hymn “Face to Face” was chosen that day. To make it more creepy, Perze and I both felt this strong urge to sing a special number with the lyrics, “I’ll fly away, oh glory, I’ll fly away. When I die, hallelujah, by and by, I’ll fly away.”
I cannot absolutely say that I welcome death with a smile. Not just now. I think about my daughters and how much they will miss me. Questions will come up wondering if they’ll remember me, my messy hair, my dry lips, my hugs…I think about my husband. Who will tell him how handsome he is?
They make me want to live.
And it’s not that I love them more than I love God, but it would be selfish of me to say how easy it would be to leave them so I can enjoy glory.
One thing is for sure…when death is upon you and I, whenever that day will be, I am filled with hope that the crying is temporary, cause’ we’ll hold each other soon if you and I be in Christ.
It makes me want to continue talking about God’s love to those I love. My prayers are becoming more urgent for His kingdom. My heart beats louder these days for courage. Because whoever goes first, I want to hear them or myself say, “i’ll follow close behind. It’s nothing to cry about ‘cause we’ll hold each other soon.”
My friends, please ponder on this. It is not religion. We can agree with one thing, which is death. We diverge where death starts, but what if I’m right? Please just promise to think about it tonight:
Jesus said to her,
“I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me will live,
even though he dies;
and whoever lives and believes in me
will never die. Do you believe this?”