Arends wrote this song after her mom was diagnosed with cancer. She told Christian Music Today
: "This Easter she had been in the hospital for four months straight with no end in sight, and she was so discouraged. She's always loved Easter services, and she was too ill to even get out of her bed, let alone go to church. She called me Easter Sunday morning, crying, and my heart sank at the sound of her choked-up voice. But it turned out to be happy tears. She had just heard a preacher on TV say, 'Jesus said a lot of things while he was here, but remember, he never said goodbye.' That to me was another reminder that death and sorrow and separation and loneliness do not get the last word. Love does, thanks to Jesus."