John 14:1-6 Goodbye. The world is not a better place. You've torn an empty, aching space in my heart. Goodbye. I know that now your pain is done. Your life in heaven's just begun, but I'm still here. Sorry for your loss, just give it time. He's in a better place, yes, but the loss still is mine. Can you hear those church bells chime? Marking the march of time, oh, the march of time. He was a godly man who loved the Lord. But no matter the strength of his love, his God loved him more. And He held him through the storm, across to the other shore, oh, the other shore. But we don't live like the rest of the world - we know that this is not the end. So though I'll grieve your loss to my soul, I know I'll see you again. So not goodbye. For those who love the Lord it's true. He's prepared a place for you, and for me too. So not goodbye, no, 'cause I'll see you on the other side. And there your arms will open wide and I'll run in. I love you. I'll miss you. But I'll see you again. This parting is not forever. Godspeed, my friend.
©2006 Jennifer C. Shaw