Our eyes met with determination. We looked at one another with solemn faces and definite nods that helped muster our faith and our confidence. This was not a forever goodbye.
These were the last words I spoke to my dying sister. Our embrace had been one I didn’t want to let go. We had cried together as we held each other. Her strength so fleeting she could no longer lift her head in a normal position. Her eyes permanently faced the floor.
But for just one moment, we were able to make eye contact. Somehow, I was able to look into her blue eyes and defy everything the current conditions promised.
This memory flooded my mind as I read the scripture in my daily devotion today.
Jesus was preparing the disciples for his death and resurrection: “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again, and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” (John 16:22).
Even Jesus said those words! His promise was fulfilled and because of that, I stand even more determined that my promise to my sister will be fulfilled too. Not because of me, but because of my Jesus.