Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Thank each of you for my indulgences this week, discussing my mom. Today, the 14th, marks the actual anniversary of her home-going.
It is easy to get bogged down in the day someone was lost to us. Keep in mind, for those who leave us knowing Christ as Lord and Savior, that is a step into Glory, into complete health and beginning an eternity with Christ.
Rejoice, my friends, for the wholeness our godly friends and loved ones now know. Through Christ, we can take these days and bathe them in praise for lives lived honoring and bringing glory to Him.
Keep your eyes focused on Him and accept His peace, passing all human understanding. Enjoy the glad memories and anticipation of seeing the Lord and reunion with the ones we love.
1 Corinthians 13 was read that November day in 2005. Never have I known anyone encompassing so many of these verses. Oh how I loved her and miss her dearly. She was my mom, best friend, teacher and confidant.
How I give praise to God for allowing that precious, godly woman to be my mother! Yes, Jesus loves me!
1 Corinthians Chapter 13
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
We choose this day to give You glory
For all You have done
For those who trusted You
And have already entered into Your courts
Please give us thankful hearts
And we ask for Your comfort when we feel low in spirit
Please let us know Your presence
In the Name of Jesus,
Through Whose blood we will
Enjoy everlasting life
In the Garden _This was played at my father’s funeral. My mom always shared a teary smile when she heard it.
Rise Again – My sweet, beautiful niece, Shalon sang this at my mom’s service.