Sunday, May 06, 2007

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

I hate to say goodbye.

My desire is to say something important, to express how I feel in a way that is meaningful, but many times it seems that my words are inadequate in articulating what I want. One reason I enjoyed today's reading is that it shows such a good example of how to say farewell.

We can hear the word of the Lord through Paul. When we say goodbye to someone:

  • Express encouragement for the work of Christ in their life
  • Remind them of the hope we have in Christ
  • Speak words of blessing to them
  • Point to Jesus and His good work

I'm going to take these words to heart today and try to use them the next time I find myself saying goodbye to someone I care for. I hope you find these words helpful too.

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