"The redeemed of the Lord shall return...and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads."
I'll never forget the day that I heard my best friend, Debbie, was diagnosed with brain cancer, and was given only two years to live. Debbie was 37 years old, with three children. We went into major denial, followed by prayer, prayer and more prayer.
She died two years later. She was 39. I was devastated. The Joyous Reunion piece happened in the middle of the night, when I couldn't sleep, tossing and turning, and thinking of my friend. I often went out to my garage (where I sculpted then) when I couldn't sleep. I didn't know exactly what I was going to do, just something, anything. I remember my heart beating faster as inspiration came over me. In about an hour, I stepped back and there it was, the Joyous Reunion. And the Lord said to me, you will see her again. The Lord was reminding me that we would fly together, Debbie and I, and oh, what a joyous reunion it would be.