Remembering

Don’t remember me with sadness, don’t remember with tears, 

Remember all the laughter we’ve shared throughout the years. 

 Now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile, 

knowing that I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.  

When you are walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind, 

I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind. 

 So please don’t be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.  

Remember that I’m with you each morning, noon and night.

(Laura Ingalls Wilder)

This poem may be comforting to the grieving who don’t know Bible truth. The truth is that our loved ones are not walking with us after they pass. They are with Jesus. There is not contact between the living and the dead. 

“There is a huge chasm set between us so that no one can go from us to you even if he wanted to, nor can anyone cross over from you to us.’ (Luke 16:25-26)

Christians are to have no contact with the occult. When you think that you are speaking to the dead, you are actually speaking to demons and opening up your life to them.

The Christian’s comfort lies in verses like this

And regarding the question, friends, that has come up about what happens to those already dead and buried, we don’t want you in the dark any longer. First off, you must not carry on over them like people who have nothing to look forward to, as if the grave were the last word. Since Jesus died and broke loose from the grave, God will most certainly bring back to life those who died in Jesus.

We tell you with complete confidence—we have the Master’s word on it, he’ll come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise—they’ll go first. Then the rest of us who are still alive at the time will be caught up with them into the clouds to meet the Master. Reassure one another with these words. (From 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

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