Monday, July 2, 2012

Just A Second...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that it was Canada's birthday.  We used to call it Dominion Day, but now, the day is known as Canada Day.

A Facebook friend told me how much she enjoyed the Youtube link I posted with the music and lyrics to our National Anthem O Canada!  To read more about it, please click on this link:

Yes, yesterday was a special day.  Especially for anyone who is Canadian.  However, it was also a special day for another reason.

My brother Glenn, died two (2) years ago yesterday, July 1st. 

His best friend Z and his wife, W visited my brother's grave.  They realize that I live a distance away and am not able to visit Glenn's grave, often.  I thank them for taking photos of Glenn's grave marker and sending them to me.  May God bless you, my friends.  Please know that I am praying for you, both.

Glenn's grave marker, with a rose from loving friends Z & W.

I must say that I miss my brother.  He was a good-hearted fellow, who always had the ability to make a person chuckle.  Even during life's trials. 

And, he had a lot of them.  Trials, I mean.

Being diabetic, life wasn't easy for him.  Not only was he losing his eyesight, but he was also a dialysis patient.  In addition, he had lost both his legs to the disease.

Glenn suffered. 

To others he always appeared happy.  He always had something to say that would either cause a person to think, or put a smile on their face.

But, with me, he would open up.  He would talk about his sorrow. 

I would listen.  We would discuss God and everyone's need for salvation.  Including his!  And, together, we would pray.

I believe I may have been the last person to speak with Glenn, before he died.  We spoke by phone that afternoon.  During our conversation, Glenn told me he was having some chest pain.  I suggested he get medical care, but he said it was only indigestion.

A short time later, he was found dead.

The best thing about the conversation we had that fateful day, was that he again stated that if he were to die, he knew where he was going, because he was trusting in Jesus.  For this I praise God and thank Jesus!

Truly, I am grateful that Glenn had that hope that can only come from being saved.

When I think of this, I think of Titus 2:13, "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"

I'm sure we've all heard it said, we're here today and gone, tomorrow.  Well friend, I must say I don't agree with that statement, for the truth is, we are here one second and gone, the next.

My prayer for you is, if you are not already saved, that you will turn to Jesus Christ, believe/trust in Him, and the finished work He did on the cross, to save all who will believe.  Do it now.  You're not guaranteed another second in time.

Until next time...

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