A little while

A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father. John 16:16

Although Jesus was referring to his imminent death and resurrection, we may draw out a secondary meaning of the phrase, “a little while”. Our time on this earth,  however long it may be, is just a “little while”. A little while before we see Him, our Lord and God, in all His glory.! This verse could very well have been the inspiration for Eugene Bartlett’s gospel song, “Just a Little While”.  The chorus goes like this:

Just a little while to stay here,
Just a little while to wait.
Just a little while to labor
In the path that’s always straight.
Just a little more of trouble
In this low and sinful state.
Then we’ll enter heaven’s portals,
Sweeping through those pearly gates!