Way back over 40 years ago when JBC first started as a church I sang in a Male quartet. Because we were so small we were pretty hard up for special music😀! We only sang in public one time and the song we sang was “I’ll Fly Away”. I memorized it really good, and I have not forgotten the words and I sing it periodically when I am by myself. Today I have been singing it constantly as I think about Mom about ready to head off to heaven.One of my favorite passages in the Bible about heaven is John 14:1-3. It is such a beautiful promise to us.John 14:1-3 Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
One time on a bicycle trip we came upon a place where two rivers ran together into one. Two things made it very memorable, the first was the rivers came from totally opposite directions and literally smashed into each other which created quite a big boil, and the second thing was one of the rivers was really muddy and the other was crystal clear. About a mile from the confluence of the two, the river was calm, a blue-green color, and very beautiful. That is a great picture of my emotions right now. One river of emotion is extreme sadness over Mom leaving, and the other is great joy and peace that she is going to heaven and will be over all the grind of life.