“But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth but in seeing you and knowing all is well between us. And when I awake in heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face to face.” Psalms 17:15 from The Living Bible Paraphrased
I babysat for my granddaughter, Alyse, one evening when she was several months old. Her daddy, my son Jim, dropped her off and took his wife out on a date. I enjoyed holding and rocking little Alyse. After she fell asleep in my arms, I laid her gently down in the crib, covering her with a soft blanket. When Jim returned, he carefully picked her up and and held her next to his chest, trying not to disturb her sleep. Nevertheless, Alyse did awaken, looking up into her daddy’s face. Her gaze was one of recognition and contentment. She smiled and snuggled against his chest, falling instantly back to sleep.
Lord, that is how death will be. I will fall asleep here on earth and awaken in your arms, gazing into your face, fully satisfied, at peace and content.