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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Meet Me at the River

Meet Me at the River

by B. J. Robinson

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. - Revelation 22:1-2

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words. – Thessalonians 4:16-18

I lost my mother to cancer March 4, 1998, and February 23 is her birthday, so I found myself thinking of her and of seeing her again. This March, she will have been in Jesus’ arms seventeen years. They say time heals all wounds, but my heart still misses her as much as ever. Only Jesus saves and heals. Since her death, I also lost my youngest sister, and loved ones and friends have lost those they love as well. It is my hope that through this devotional and God’s Word, others who have lost loved ones will continue to keep faith and hope alive.

After Mother’s loss, I heard The Kingdom Heirs sing “Good News From the Graveyard,” and the song helped, but Robert Lowry wrote a hymn in 1864, “Shall We Gather at the River?” which eased my heart even more.

These songs and the above-captioned scriptures helped me in my time of need. God sent His Comforter and though I still miss my mother dearly, I know she’s no longer in pain, and I will see her again when we gather at the river. As Robert Lowry wrote, “Yes, we’ll gather at the river, The beautiful, the beautiful river, Gather with the saints at the river That flows by the throne of God.”

I pray you will be comforted by the Bible verses and hymns as I was, but most of all, I pray you will accept Jesus and let Him heal your heart and save you if you have not already, so you will meet your loved ones at that beautiful, flowing, crystal river and see them again. Friends and loved ones, I hope to see you there one day. Meet me at the river.

Copyright B. J. Robinson 2015

About the Author

Bio: B. J. Robinson writes Amazon best-selling Christian and inspirational romance. She is a retired teacher with five children and twelve grandchildren as well as three dogs and a cat. Since she enjoys writing in various genres, there are numerous selections readers may choose from among romantic suspense, historical romance, mystery, and sweet contemporary romance. Robinson is an avid reader and passionate writer whose hope is to entertain her readers by taking them on a continuous journey to other worlds.

Only 99 cents. Short stories and devotionals from the heart and soul. Stories include: Lisa Has Her Wings, Divine Intervention, Finding Your Best Friend, Hot Glazed Doughnuts, Watching My Scotty Grow, Lightning Strikes, Miracle Grower, Weeds of my Heart and Memory Lanes, and devotionals. In the story "Lisa Has Her Wings," a girl has an eating disorder. Life can be too competitive with the competition being the thinnest.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION, copyright 1973, 1978, & 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.    

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