When the day to depart arrives

And such sorrow it leaves behind;

The mood is melancholy

So hard the right words to find.

It brings to memory all the times

Of joy their smile brought;

The endurance in their character

In which hard times they fought.

And their generous and loving ways

Will always remain in your heart;

With all the good times shared

Will be treasured now that you’re apart.

But hope will always sustain

This desire to meet once again;

As your faith removes the sting

Of eternal separation and pain.

Let’s hope they met the Lord

Before they departed this earth;

Surrendered their heart unto Jesus

And accepted His sacrifice of worth.

And this is how you’ll know

You will meet again one day,

And enjoy heaven’s beauty forever

And the purity of Jesus’ ways.

(C) P.B. 2002

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgement, but has passed from death into life.”  John 5:24