In this world we often have to depart, all the more true for family and friends distances apart from each other. We are limited in both time and space. Sometimes that makes the relationships all the more precious, but too often people drift apart, even if (hopefully) love remains in their hearts. And there is the goodbye of death.
Someday there will be no more goodbyes since we’ll be forever together in the company of the redeemed community with King Jesus. It will be a delightful time, the love which sometimes fills our hearts now flowing over then, the atmosphere in which we live, the air we breathe.
Until then we must go on in the love of Jesus as we look forward to the day when goodbyes will be no more, together in the presence of King Jesus in the light and love of the Trinity.