Archive for May, 2010

This morning, after I put the kids on the bus, I pull up my emails, only to find that my precious Aunt Becky went home to be with the Lord last night (Mother’s Day evening).   My Aunt Becky was such a beautiful person, she was sick with cancer, and her desire these past few weeks was just to go Home to be with Jesus!   How precious that God called her home on Mother’s Day.

I read this the other day, and it helps me picture what dying might be like…..

“I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. 

            Then someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!”

            “Gone where?”

            Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. 

            Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!” there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: “Here she comes!”        

And that is dying. ”                                                           – Anonymous

What a blessing that today Aunt Becky is no longer suffering, but is singing with the angels, and is in the presence of her beloved Saviour!

“And then one day I’ll cross the river,
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain.
And then as death gives way to victory,
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone!
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives!”

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