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.