“A Biblical Farewell”
It seems that I say goodbye often. Having returned from PA, we said our normal goodbyes. Being in Virginia for my brother-in-law’s funeral, we said many goodbyes. Recently, we as a Church have been saying goodbye to those who have died.
Paul also says many goodbyes. Please read the following verses to see how he says goodbye as he finishes a letter. Colossians 4:2-6
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful, and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
That farewell includes the Lord God. Many times I fail to keep Him in my goodbyes. For believers, we never need to say goodbye, but see you later. Perhaps if we look at goodbyes that way, we can have more prayerful parting thoughts.
I long for a time (and it is coming) when we never say goodbye again. Until then, I want my goodbyes to be filled with thoughts from the Lord.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;