Families Will be Reunited
saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears:
for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again
from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord,
that thy children shall come again to their own border. Jer. 31:16, 17.
Christ is coming with clouds and with great glory. A multitude of shining
angels will attend Him. He will come to raise the dead, and to change the
living saints from glory to glory. He will come to honor those who have loved
Him, and kept His commandments, and to take them to Himself. He has not forgotten
them nor His promise. There will be a relinking of the family chain.
of God will reveal how much the world owes to godly mothers. . . .
judgment shall sit, and the books shall be opened; when the “well done”
of the great Judge is pronounced, and the crown of immortal glory is placed
upon the brow of the victor, many will raise their crowns in sight of the
assembled universe, and pointing to their mother say: “She made me all
I am through the grace of God. Her instruction, her prayers, have been blessed
to my eternal salvation.”
unutterable, parents see the crown, the robe, the harp, given to their children.
The days of hope and fear are ended. The seed sown with tears and prayers
may have seemed to be sown in vain, but their harvest is reaped with joy at
last. Their children have been redeemed.
redemption! long talked of, long hoped for, contemplated with eager anticipation,
but never fully understood.
faithful followers Christ has been a daily companion and familiar friend.
They have lived in close contact, in constant communion with God. Upon them
the glory of the Lord has risen. In them the light of the knowledge of the
glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ has been reflected. Now they rejoice
in the undimmed rays of the brightness and glory of the King in His majesty.
They are prepared for the communion of heaven; for they have heaven in their
Our Father Cares, p. 338.