Have you ever been to your high school reunion? I was blessed to be part of a very special class in high school that, unfortunately, I didn’t get to graduate with (long story), yet, they have always been gracious enough to allow me to take part in the reunions.
This class has had a reunion every five years. Most reunion years, I was fortunate enough to help out on the committee. A couple of times, I haven’t participated. But I’ve only missed one reunion, which as the 45th one. I wasn’t feeling very well.
This past weekend, I attended the 50th reunion. I wasn’t really feeling up to it, but someone, who will remain nameless (an old boyfriend 😉 ), threatened that if I didn’t go, he would show up on my doorstep with the whole class. While I knew the whole class wouldn’t have followed him and shown up, I knew he probably would have! And drag me there…with hubby, of course!
I loved, no LOVE, this class! As I said, it was, and is, a very special group of kids. Many have remained friends all these years. So many have a very special place in my heart.
I love these reunions. Seeing all the precious faces of those who have deeply touched my life. And still do today. I love all the hugs and smiles and happy-to-see-yous and what-have-you-been-doings. And some who were not able to attend were deeply missed.
After I went to bed that night, I lay there, unable to fall asleep. Too much stimuli! My body refused to go to sleep. My mind mulled over all the thoughts of the evening and how much this must be like heaven.
I know there are many friends from this class I will be blessed to see in heaven. That will be the greatest reunion of all! Brothers and sisters in Christ are forever relationships.
That wonderful reunion in heaven will be overwhelming. Not only will I see old, and new, friends but I will see parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, other relatives, and all those throughout history as well.
Reminds me of what Paul wrote, “When I think of the wisdom and scope of his plan, I fall down on my knees and pray to the Father of all the great family of God-some of them already in heaven and some down here on earth.” (Eph. 3:14 TLB)
The promise of heaven’s eternal resting place is for all, for all of us “whose names are written in heaven,” who have been “made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ,” “that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance,” “an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.” (Heb. 12:23 NLT, Rom. 3:22 NLT, Heb. 9:15 NKJV) (1 Peter 1:4 NLT)
I can’t wait for that day I have that heavenly reunion with everyone and meet all of you!