Jeremiah 2:31-4:18; Colossians 1:1-20; Psalm 76:1-12; Proverbs 24:21-22
“…we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you might live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:9-14
Laying to rest a loved one,
loved by us,
loved more by God
speaks the Amen
to Paul’s prayer
so long ago.
Prayer for faith,
Prayer to be fruitful in
Prayer of thanksgiving,
for a life redeemed.
Rest in peace,
Amen and Amen!
Lord God Heavenly Father, thank you for the prayer Paul prayed, parents prayed, teachers prayed, pastors prayed, friends prayed, a husband prayed through the years. Thank you for a life lived shining bright with kind words, a ready smile and encouragement for all. For work done well and in Your name. For a heart that beat big enough to embrace and nurture all who came near. Above all, thank you for your grace that made all this possible. To you we give all thanks and praise, Amen!
Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute to your loved one. May the Lord bless you with great comfort and peace during this time of mourning. Blessings, Natalie
Thank you Natalie. It’s always a comfort knowing that Heaven is her true home! And that’s where she is!
Praise God that she is with the Lord! That is a wonderful comfort even though we mortals still experience a sense of loss for ourselves. Just keep whispering the name of Jesus and all will be well with your soul. But then you already know that! Blessings, Natalie
I will! Blessings to you! ~ Laura
Laura, these are lovely words that shine forth the glory of God’s love much like the candles in your picture. Gentle hugs as you grieve the interruption of a relationship on this side of heaven.
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you Wendy.
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Thoughts from about a year ago…