We had a busy weekend with the Hudson Reunion on Saturday. It brought to mind this song we sometimes sing:
Blest Be the Tie by John Fawcett
Blest be the tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
Before our Father's throne We pour our ardent prayers; Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one, Our comforts and our cares.
We share each other's woes, Our mutual burdens bear; And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.
When we asunder part, It gives us inward pain; But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.
This glorious hope revives Our courage by the way; While each in expectation lives,
And longs to see the day.
From sorrow, toil and pain, And sin, we shall be free, And perfect love and friendship reign Through all eternity.
And Sunday was the day our new minister, Trey Poole, began his full-time work at our congregation. He used the scripture above and I thought of our reunion. I received so many encouraging words about my writing that I left with a smile on my face. Yet, such earthly reunions pale in comparison to the reunion that awaits in Heaven with our Christian brothers and sisters.
On that day From sorrow, toil and pain, And sin, we shall be free, And perfect love and friendship reign Through all eternity. Amen!