Tomorrow, I will attend the funeral of a classmate of my oldest son. I am certain there was a rule in God's kingdom that no parent should ever have to bury any of their sons or daughters. The cancer was discovered in April of this year and six months later their oldest girl will forever be younger than thirty.
Her classmates will mourn her death and wonder why. Her husband will go home to an empty house and never be able to start a family with his young bride. Her parents will face a Thanksgiving and Christmas with a vacant chair and only memories of the daughter that filled the room with her smile.
On this side of eternity are joys and hardships. On the side of eternity that their daughter is on there is a forever life with the Father, His son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Every tear will be wiped away. There will be no more injustice. Love will be pure and joy will be continuous. My friend I wrote about yesterday may soon make entrance into the other side of eternity.
No one lives on this side of life forever. Our thoughts, hopes and dreams are all on this side of eternity, but should have a trajectory into the other side. Tomorrow's funeral will remind us that this side is not forever.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.