Read: Ecclesiastes 7:1-6
“COME ON OVER HERE”
“It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting.” (Ecclesiastes 7:2)
Dr. Torrey used to tell the story of the father who had lost his wife and then, tragically, his little girl died. As a result, he became drunk after the funeral, cursed God for what had happened, and lay down on his bed in a drunken stupor. As he slept, he had a dream. He could see a group of children playing on the pearly street of Glory. Suddenly, he saw his own lovely child again, in the front of the group of children. She was calling: “Come on over here, Daddy, It’s lovely over here.”
The father awoke from his dream, and with tears streaming down his face, knelt in prayer as he repented of his sins and sought the Saviour. He wanted to meet his darling child again.
Has a dear one been taken from you, beloved? May God comfort your lonely heart and give you the glad assurance of meeting your loved one where partings are no more.
There are calling, gently calling,
Sweetly calling me to come:
And I’m looking through the shadows.
For the blessed lights of hope.
Yours in the Lord’s Vineyard (Dojeh Edijalive James).