This is a picture of a Lebanese father saying goodbye to his Russian son and wife as war begins.
Then, alone on the train he wonders when he will see his father again.
I need to look at this to be reminded that a separation a thousand times more painful happened at the cross. The journey was farther than a few miles. The pain greater than the breaking of this boys heart.
Moreover, this reminds me of what will never happen.
Jesus was forsaken for us. Such is the love of God. Adopted as his child, He promises never to leave me--never to say goodbye. He will never leave us alone.