[ORIGINAL] Goodbyes and Farewells

About the song:

This morning, I woke up (or was woken up) and thought about airplanes…
…and then I thought about people flying away (figuratively/literally).

So I started playing a few chords and then a version of a piece of scripture hit me and I went into a mad scramble to find it. When I randomly opened the Bible, I was at 1 John 5 [show] Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. [2]By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. [3]For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. [4]For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith. [5]Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? [6]This is he who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. [7]For there are three that testify: [8]the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. [9]If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. [10]Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. [11]And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. [12]Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. [13]I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. [14]And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. [15]And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. [16]If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life--to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. [17]All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death. [18]We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. [19]We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. [20]And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. [21]Little children, keep yourselves from idols. (ESV)
This text is from the ESV Bible. Visit www.esv.org to learn about the ESV.
…and after reading, it was exactly the verse that was tugging at my heart, while I was writing the song.

1 John 5:9-13 [show] [9]If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. [10]Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. [11]And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. [12]Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. [13]I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. (ESV)
This text is from the ESV Bible. Visit www.esv.org to learn about the ESV.

9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.
10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.
11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.


Lyrics:

You woke up to the bad news // that your brother flew away.
You break down and start crying // even though you know he’s okay.

(Cause) But goodbyes aren’t forever…
and farewells aren’t so long.
One day we’ll see each other // and know where You have gone.

You woke up to the grey skies // but that doesn’t mean there’s no sunlight.
You can’t see or hear the angels // their chorus of thousands of wings in flight.


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