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Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 7 Devotional: No Time for Goodbye

October 29th, 2009

After you’ve heard “Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 7,” check out this devotional thought. (If you haven’t heard Part 7, check out the Media Player starting October 31. You can also find a station in your area.)



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By Elizabeth Goldsmith


When I was growing up, I loved visiting my grandparents. There was one holiday that we tried not to miss: Thanksgiving. It was extra special because it doubled as my birthday celebration. I have many wonderful memories of those Thanksgivings, as the turkey and pumpkin pie were supplemented by birthday cake and balloons. All of that came to a halt one June morning. A few months after one of our visits, my grandpa passed away suddenly.

Saying goodbye to someone you love is never easy. Even though we know that this life is only temporary, and that eternal life with Jesus will be wonderful and joy-filled, losing a relative or friend still hurts. And usually, it’s completely unexpected and we don’t have the chance to say everything we wanted to say! I didn’t know that the Thanksgiving of my seventeenth birthday would be the last time I saw my grandpa. I was happy that my last time with my grandpa was filled with joy. But there were still a few things that I wished I could say to him if I could see him one last time.

In Darien’s Rise, Anna didn’t know that, when she left the Old Judge’s cottage, she wouldn’t see him again. He died suddenly and without warning, and she was deeply affected by his death.

We all know that life is temporary, but it’s easy to forget that. It should be a motivation not to put off the important things, like telling people how much you care about them and how much Jesus cares about them. We can’t assume that we’ll always have time later to do and say those things. Don’t wait for a better opportunity. Do it today!

What simple things can you do for the people in your life to show that you care, and to tell them about Jesus? Let us know in the comments section below.

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104 Comments on “Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 7 Devotional: No Time for Goodbye”

  • esther on October 29th, 2009 - 6:44pm

     

    sounds cool


  • jayla on October 29th, 2009 - 7:02pm

     

    it’s great it’s cool i love it i wondor if im the first !


  • CHELS! on October 30th, 2009 - 12:42pm

     

    Wow Odyssey this is a riske topic, and I’m not going to lie, scary. No one likes the idea that at any moment they could lose someone very special. I wish I could say that whenever I think something good about someone I go right away and tell them, but I don’t. I know I should but it feels awkward doing it. Than again, when does God ever call us to do something easy and within our comfort zone.
    Just some thoughts…


  • jazmyne on October 30th, 2009 - 1:01pm

     

    i have not heard part 7 yet but by listening to the others i know its going to be realy good


  • Q94 Radio on October 30th, 2009 - 1:51pm

     

    (Raises one eyebrow in a Eugene-like way) Interesting.


  • connie on October 30th, 2009 - 3:17pm

     

    Darian’s rise has totilly changed my life I love it like nuts!


  • jess on October 30th, 2009 - 4:13pm

     

    I am the first to the fifteenth to post. (If I m not the Fifteenth tell me)


  • aio fan on October 30th, 2009 - 4:30pm

     

    were almost done with Passages! hurray!


  • aio fan on October 30th, 2009 - 4:36pm

     

    heres a simple thing to do to tell others that you care, paste notes that say i love you and Jesus loves you on your on your moms, dads, grandparents, sisters and brothers computers or desks to show them that you care. just a idea but you can try and see if it works. :)


  • aio fan on October 30th, 2009 - 4:37pm

     

    all right! i’m the first to post a comment! :)


  • aio fan on October 30th, 2009 - 5:06pm

     

    oops!!! looks like I’m the 5th to post a comment. sorry!


  • Odyssey fan on October 30th, 2009 - 9:01pm

     

    Wow, this devotional is heavy. When I read this I remembered how the year after my dad moved out it was really hard, which is similar to the writers story of her grandpa dying. Its hard when things change but it always seems to turn out great later.


  • Anonymous on October 30th, 2009 - 10:49pm

     

    i think passages is the most cool show !


  • maddie mag on October 31st, 2009 - 9:02am

     

    im the 6th to post a comment!


  • lydia on October 31st, 2009 - 10:49am

     

    My Grandma went to heaven just a little while ago and I was in a state of shock. I remembered when she was at my house she was lively and bright and in a couple months she is in a coffin. Treasure the people in your life while they are here. Tell them you love them and apperciate them. Tell them about Jesus and ask them were they will go when they die. I am glad my Grandma went to heaven. Oh and another thing. I can’t listen to Passages… the latest one. I press on it and it plays Break a Leg.


  • Rachel on October 31st, 2009 - 7:27pm

     

    This Oddysee is the coolest! I KNOW relates to the story of David Sual. The writers must based it on that . What do you think?


  • Sam on November 1st, 2009 - 11:25am

     

    Who’s the other SAM!Our comments are being post together.Is you name Samantha or Samuel?Mine is Samuel.


  • Julie on November 1st, 2009 - 12:59pm

     

    I haven’t listened to it! Is it good?


  • jess on November 1st, 2009 - 9:44pm

     

    Aio fan you were the eight to comment.


  • khemenaya on November 1st, 2009 - 10:44pm

     

    Big fan of AIO . I cant wait for the next Darians Rise. :)


  • mel2 on November 2nd, 2009 - 3:10am

     

    i cant wait to hear it it’ll awsum


  • Katie on November 2nd, 2009 - 9:22am

     

    Three years ago, I lost my grandfather, who had lived with us for five years, a couple of days before Thanksgiving. It was really hard that year. It still is, but the Lord is helping me and my family get through this. I was actually the last person to tell him I loved him. For many years he would just say Thank You. But I feel like the Lord blessed me with him being able to tell me that he loved me. If you are going through a time like this, pray and ask the Lord to help you. Thank you.


  • lis on November 2nd, 2009 - 10:26am

     

    It just let me today (Monday), so don’t worry:) thanks anyway:)


  • horsegirl on November 2nd, 2009 - 1:49pm

     

    Please play More Passages! They so totally rock and I can not express how much I like this. Keep doing AIO!


  • Bob on November 2nd, 2009 - 1:50pm

     

    I like Aio. I’m like Eugene.


  • Darien on November 2nd, 2009 - 1:51pm

     

    Darien’s rise rocks


  • Anne on November 2nd, 2009 - 7:31pm

     

    I sent in a drawing for the passages contest, does any one know when the results will come in?


  • QDR on November 3rd, 2009 - 1:43pm

     

    Wow I can’t stand not hearing it I love passages the coler eye thing is the same one with the other time they played passages I wonder ( and hope ) if they are ever going to put in that their is 2 moons in maris


  • abbie M on November 3rd, 2009 - 3:33pm

     

    Darien’s Rise rox! I listen to it as soon as i get up on Saturday. Once i was really excited and i listened to it as soon as i got up two Saturdays ago at seven o’clock A.M. It is totally awesome. I listen to it over and over and over again all week. Once i listened to Darien’s Rise 6 like six times. The ending is hilarious! Do more AIO!
    Thanx Odyssey!


  • HUSKYGIRL on November 3rd, 2009 - 3:40pm

     

    Maybe, QDR. It would be cool to hear about the two moons.


  • Beth on November 3rd, 2009 - 4:11pm

     

    They’ve already mentioned that Marus has two moons. If you remember, back in Part 2, Kyle looks out the window of the train and sees the two moons.


  • andi :) 8) on November 3rd, 2009 - 4:16pm

     

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! I JUST LOVE DARIENS RISE ..AND I AGREE WITH ABBEIE M .. i just listen 2 it and listen 2 it and so on and so forth thank you aio u guys are the best and the smartest

    PS. can u put out put more nova com episodes 8) ANDI :)


  • matt on November 3rd, 2009 - 7:15pm

     

    i can’t wait for it to come out!


  • jazmyne on November 3rd, 2009 - 10:20pm

     

    its me again i got to hear number 7 it was great i cant wait to hear number 8


  • andi :) 8) on November 4th, 2009 - 1:33am

     

    hey huskygirl wat does QDR


  • Anne on November 4th, 2009 - 10:00am

     

    Wow! I was so surprised to see my drawing as one of the finalists! And I was competing with 18 year olds too!


  • aLLISON on November 4th, 2009 - 11:34am

     

    Dariens rise is so awesome.


  • abbie M on November 4th, 2009 - 12:34pm

     

    Andi, someone blogged QDR, I was answering a question LOL i was wonderingt too when i saw the name. Oh, and congrats anne. What drawing was it?


  • The Wolf on November 4th, 2009 - 4:58pm

     

    That’s kinda weird.


  • HUSKYGIRL on November 5th, 2009 - 8:28am

     

    QDR WAS BLOGGED AS A NAME, AND HE ASKED A QUESTION. THANKS ABBIE FOR CLEARING THAT UP, BEFOREHAND :D congrats to who won the contest!


  • Beth on November 5th, 2009 - 9:00am

     

    Congrats, Anne! Which one was your drawing?


  • abbie M on November 5th, 2009 - 3:07pm

     

    anna what waz your drawing!!!?????


  • Allison on November 9th, 2009 - 2:12pm

     

    I was trying to submit a comment on a different podcast and it wouldn’t show up… has this happened to anyone else??


  • abbie M on November 9th, 2009 - 6:56pm

     

    yay it did allison. Sometimes i blog and doesn’t show up till one or two days.


  • Rebekah on November 9th, 2009 - 9:41pm

     

    cool.awesome!


  • Rebekah on November 11th, 2009 - 9:32pm

     

    COOL!


  • james on November 12th, 2009 - 3:28pm

     

    IT ROUCKS!


  • MJG10 on November 13th, 2009 - 10:59pm

     

    I’ve heard the part 8 and it is so cool! I love how odyssey makes bible stories into their own. So cool! Woo-hoo! Go Odyssey!!!!!!!!


  • MJG10 on November 13th, 2009 - 10:59pm

     

    YO YO DUDES!!! AIO is the best!!!


  • Angela on November 14th, 2009 - 7:59am

     

    I love adventures in Odessy but I fell asleep during part 9! It doesn’t work on the internet. Can anyone help?!?!?!


  • justin on November 15th, 2009 - 9:41am

     

    I LOVE ADVENTURES IN Odyssey IT ROUCKS!!!!


  • Allison on November 15th, 2009 - 6:58pm

     

    oh. thanx for telling me… aio rox


  • mikey on January 10th, 2010 - 4:14pm

     

    I love Passages, but I can’t get over how Mr. Whit’s voice is differant. What do you guys think?


  • idance4jesus on January 19th, 2010 - 8:07pm

     

    Angela: A simple solution to your problem is to buy Passages: Darien’s Rise. If you look around you can find a really good price!


  • mael on March 31st, 2010 - 1:57pm

     

    I like DARIANS RISE.Could you put more mysteries on.


  • DAniel on September 25th, 2010 - 5:54pm

     

    I wish they would put darien’s rise and the truth chronicles on the web for us to listen. thanks odyssey


  • Carrie on October 26th, 2010 - 5:49pm

     

    I agree with you Daniel I think they should put Adventures and Odessey online.


  • Yellow on October 18th, 2013 - 7:38pm

     

    Everyone, thought this was appropriate name for Audrey my friend who died. No time to say good by, it’s true.

    Please type down your feelings towards death and suffering.


  • pink!! on October 24th, 2013 - 9:01am

     

    @yellow, I’m sorry, I have never lost someone that was that close 2 me.


  • stormshadow on November 1st, 2013 - 3:27pm

     

    you found me!! i will post the next clue next monday cuz I’m fasting posting for a week (monday to friday) so I’m sry but come back next monday for the next clue


  • stormshadow on November 1st, 2013 - 8:05pm

     

    okay this clue is a little different the answer is a aio character and go to the character bios in the vault thing then take the first word in the second sentence and type that into the search bar!!

    anyways please let me know if this is boring if so i will stop


  • stormshadow on November 1st, 2013 - 8:07pm

     

    CLUE: the first character (other than Wooton’s parents) to discover that Wooton draws power boy


  • farmgirl16 on February 11th, 2015 - 4:10pm

     

    Welcome to the Prayer Group. Please summit your prayers requests. They don’t matter if there a little strange.
    It is a little easier to to keep track if you keep a notebook or something and write them down.


  • Anonymous on February 12th, 2015 - 11:51am

     

    please pray for someone who has a death in their family.


  • farmgirl16 on February 12th, 2015 - 1:24pm

     

    @anonymous: i will pray would you happen to be AWAA
    also me and my S. S. class are going snow tubing tonight please pray no one gets hurt
    :)aubrie:)


  • Anonymous on February 12th, 2015 - 3:09pm

     

    no im not AWAA :) have fun! :)


  • farmgirl16 on February 13th, 2015 - 7:40am

     

    @Anonymous: okay
    Prayer Request one of my friends grandma has cancer pray that the doctors will know what to do also her name is Carolyn


  • Hershey kiss on February 13th, 2015 - 4:54pm

     

    Hey! this is a really good idea FARMGIRL16, please pray for my Mema, and my Grandma. My mema, has seriouse back ishues,and she has a problem with her eye. and my grandma has bronchitus, and so do i my mema’s name is Totsy, and my Grandma’s name is Jan, my name is Alyssa. so please pray!!! also please pray for someone named Mrs. Mercer, she has cancer, she and her family, were our friends when i lived in Hawaii. It is allready stage three. thanks for your’re prayers!


  • DARCI on February 14th, 2015 - 1:25pm

     

    FARMGIRL: Hi! Can I please join your prayer group?


  • DARCI on February 14th, 2015 - 1:31pm

     

    I have a prayer request. Some of you know, that my parents were separated a while ago. Well, my dad is living with us again, and everything was going well. He’s not a Christian, but he had been doing better. Well, we just found out that he has secretly been doing what he was before that made him have to leave. Sorry if that sounds confusing…
    (CONTINUED NEXT COMMENT:)


  • DARCI on February 14th, 2015 - 1:34pm

     

    (CONTINUED:)
    Well, can you guys please pray for us? Pray that my dad gets saved, and for me and my siblings and mom to be good examples to him. It’s hard sometimes, when I get angry at him, to witness and everything. :-(
    Thanks guys! :-)


  • Shalom on February 16th, 2015 - 11:46am

     

    I just had a dream that when me and one of my very good friends got older, something happened and she died! Many of my dreams come true so please pray for this dream to not come true!


  • DARCI on February 16th, 2015 - 12:51pm

     

    FARMGIRL16: Awwwww! I will pray!


  • DARCI on February 16th, 2015 - 12:57pm

     

    Please pray for my dad. He’s not a Christian, and he needs saved.


  • DARCI on February 16th, 2015 - 1:07pm

     

    What exactly is snow-tubing? Is it like tubing just on the snow? lol.


  • DARCI on February 16th, 2015 - 3:32pm

     

    SHALOM: Oh my! I will pray that God keeps her safe!


  • DARCI on February 17th, 2015 - 7:32am

     

    Guys, can you pray for my family?


  • Anonymous on February 17th, 2015 - 12:30pm

     

    @Shalom: i will pray
    @Darci: sure you can join. also i will pray. to answer your snow tubing is like sledding except that there is a bigger hill and you go down a tube and its lots fun.
    @Hershey Kiss: i will pray
    PRAYER REQEST: My grandpa just quit his job and please pray that he has geidence to find another job
    :)aubrie:)


  • Hershey kiss on February 17th, 2015 - 2:45pm

     

    Oh DARCI!!! i will pray, it makes want to cry.

    I will pray for all of these requests! :)


  • DARCI on February 18th, 2015 - 11:06am

     

    HERSHEY KISS: Thanks!


  • DARCI on February 18th, 2015 - 11:07am

     

    ANONYMOUS: That’s so cool! Everyone stayed safe, right?


  • Anonymous on February 18th, 2015 - 5:49pm

     

    darci I will pray for you
    farmgirl16 I will pray for you too
    shalom I will pray for you! hope its not going to be real!


  • DARCI on February 19th, 2015 - 9:10am

     

    How is everyone?


  • ODYSSEYis#1 on February 19th, 2015 - 12:23pm

     

    @Daci: everyone stayed safe
    :)aubrie:)


  • DARCI on February 20th, 2015 - 11:57am

     

    ANONYMOUS: Thanks! I appreciate it! :-)


  • DARCI on February 20th, 2015 - 11:58am

     

    ODYSSEY#1:
    Okay, good. :-) I’m glad. I hope it was fun! :-)


  • DARCI on February 22nd, 2015 - 7:16pm

     

    Hi everyone! How are you? I’m pretty board right now. lol. Please chat with me. :-)


  • DARCI on February 23rd, 2015 - 6:03am

     

    My aunt and Uncle and two little cousins are traveling, can you please pray for them?


  • farmgirl16 on February 24th, 2015 - 2:49pm

     

    @darci: praying!! also i would like to know what ever happened to that lady that went to your church that had cancer i think her name was Lori or something
    PRAYER REQUEST:
    I am going tubing tonight again with my family and a few freinds (my s. s. teacher took us for saying verses and since we live in a certain township we get it free another night)
    :)aubrie:)


  • DARCI on February 24th, 2015 - 2:49pm

     

    Is anyone here??


  • Shalom on February 24th, 2015 - 8:32pm

     

    I’m here, Darci! :)


  • DARCI on February 25th, 2015 - 7:29pm

     

    FARMGIRL16: Thank you so much for the prayers! :-)
    Oh, and that lady! Her name is Sheri. :-) Close though!!
    She is doing AMAZING!!!!!!! She’s been to church twice since all of this started!!!!!!!!!! She is walking! She is actually walking! Not very far distances, and she’s holding on to things. But she’s WALKING!!!!!!!! I want to scream I’m so happy! Thank you SOOOO much for asking! It really means a LOT to me!!!! :-) Seriously, thank you for asking! Yes, God is working miracles!! :-)


  • DARCI on February 25th, 2015 - 7:32pm

     

    FARMGIRL16: I will pray for you! :-) That’s cool that you get to go for free! :-)


  • DARCI on February 26th, 2015 - 12:21pm

     

    SHALOM: Oh, good. :-) I’m still praying about your friend by the way. I really hope your dream doesn’t come true.


  • farmgirl16 on February 26th, 2015 - 4:06pm

     

    @Darci: I am soooooooo glad!!!!!! Awsome how God works sometimes :)
    :)aubrie:)


  • Anonymous on February 26th, 2015 - 5:11pm

     

    darci glad to hear about the lady at your church!


  • #lonely on February 26th, 2015 - 9:06pm

     

    I feel so very lonely…please pray that God sends me a friend soon.


  • farmgirl16 on February 27th, 2015 - 9:10am

     

    Hey everyone :)
    Here is a way that I like to pray for everyone. I have a notebook that I write everything down then each evening I pick one to pray for. This is just a idea you don’t have to do it. I thought since it helped me it might help some of you guys.
    :)aubrie:)


  • DARCI on February 27th, 2015 - 12:22pm

     

    #LONELY: That’s so sad! You don’t have ANY friends?
    I’m so sorry. :-( I will pray that God sends the right person into your life. If it makes you feel any better, I’ll be your friend! :-)


  • DARCI on February 27th, 2015 - 12:24pm

     

    FARMGIRL16: Thanks! :-) Okay! I’ll try that! Thanks a lot. I’m sure that will help. :-) I have a prayer journal, but I use it for prayer meetings, and youth groups. I can buy a new one though, just for this. :-) Thanks for the advice! :-)


  • DARCI on February 28th, 2015 - 6:45pm

     

    I have a request: I’m not exactly sure what happened, but I hurt my toe yesterday and it’s bruised and it still hurts a lot. Please pray that it heals easily. And soon. :-) Thanks guys! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


  • #lonely on March 2nd, 2015 - 10:24am

     

    @Darci: I have a few friends, but they really don’t talk to me anymore;and most of my PB’s have left. You are so sweet, Darci! Don’t worry, we were already PB’s since last fall, I believe. You are probably going to think that I’m really ridiculous for this, but #Lonely is not my real name. I just posted the prayer request under it, so no one would know who I really was, if that makes sense.


  • DARCI on March 2nd, 2015 - 6:21pm

     

    #LONELY: Awwww. That’s really sad. Well, I’m not gonna leave. Ever. Unless I’m grounded. lol. Oh, that’s not ridiculous! I’ve done that before! Where I don’t want people to know who I am, so I make up a different name. It’s not a big deal. :-) I’m so glad I have such great friends on Whitsend! It’s amazing! People don’t make fun of me, or anything else, that they normally do. It’s really great. :-) :-)


  • DARCI on March 2nd, 2015 - 6:25pm

     

    IMPORTANT PRAYER REQUEST: A lady gave birth to 4 babies 1 month ago, and died giving birth. Her husband is taking care of all 4 babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 of them are still in the hospital, but he is still going through an extremely hard time! This is such a sad story!! PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS FAMILY!!!!!!


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