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Songs to Teach and Inspire

by Ministry Through Melody

I’ll See You When I Get There – Inspiration Behind the Song

I’ll See You When I Get There was inspired by a true story whereby I lost my father-in-law after only meeting him once, and I never got to see him again.  It troubled me so, and I could not accept the fact I would not see him again.  Then I realized I WILL see him again…in Heaven.

Many times folks are mad at God when losing a loved one unexpectedly and too soon.  I wrote the last verse to explain that God lost his only Son and so He knows how you feel, that God is Loving, God is Kind and for us to remember this.

The Bible is clear that after death, two literal destinies await all humanity: eternal life and eternal death (Rom. 6:23). Those who place their faith in Jesus Christ receive everlasting life. When a believer dies, her body remains in the grave, but her soul is consciously and immediately taken into the presence of Jesus. Our soul’s immediate destiny is heaven, since Jesus himself ascended into heaven (Acts 1:11) and is presently there preparing dwelling places for us (John 14:1-3).

Jesus’ words to the dying thief, “Today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43), and Paul’s conviction that “we would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:8). Neither Jesus nor the apostle foresaw centuries of separation while our bodies lay in graves, awaiting the final resurrection. Rather, they anticipated an immediate reunion!

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV /

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

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