Paul once spoke to some Christians in a place called Thessalonica. Many of them were pretty upset about the fact that their loved ones had passed away before Jesus came back in glory for the church. They were really worried about what was going to happen to their family and friends who had gone before them. Paul’s words had to be encouraging! It strikes me that we need this same reminder today. I’m sure you are like me in a lot of ways. You have had to say goodbye to people you love and it hurt you deeply. There is no worse pain when you think about it. But, Jesus’ Lordship over your life and theirs ensures that those who follow him will be in his presence forever and you will see them again too! Isn’t that amazing!

Pastor Derrick
Fellowship Church Arkadelphia
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship
2401 Pine Street