Sunday, April 21, 2013

In Confidence, Trust & In Memory Of...

Yesterday, on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I wrote about an issue that affected my life, recently.

Today, is my Lord's Day.  SONday.  The day when I normally meet with brothers and sisters in the Lord, to worship God.

I won't be attending worship service anywhere today, due to my body still leaking fluid and blood.  I am trying to avoid driving, unless it is absolutely necessary.  Especially since my surgeon/doctor told me this in the past, when I was leaking and yet unhealed. 

Instead, I will worship Him, here at home.  And, I will praise Him in all things, as He requested.

Even for the death of my friend, V.

In the past, I requested prayer for V, here on LwL.  And, I requested prayer for one of her daughters, who died about two (2) weeks ago.  Thank you, to all who prayed.  May God bless you.

V will be missed.  By me.  And, by all who knew and loved her.

She was kind and gentle.  She knew when to put her foot down on issues that she was adamant about. But, she was a loving person.

Even though I had been expecting V's death and had visited her at Hospice, it was still shocking when her son-in-law, S called me to let me know she had died.

Yes, she passed from life, through death, unto eternal life.

How thankful I am for all the conversations we had regarding Jesus, and the need for salvation.  How thankful I am that V told me she was indeed trusting in Jesus.  Hallelujah!

After all, no one will escape this world, alive. 

As God told us, there is a time to be born and a time to die.  He alone knows the plans He has for us.

But, how grateful I am that He gave us His Word, the Bible.  In it, He tells us everything we need to know.

How thankful I am He told us in 2 Corinthians 5:6-8, "Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

While we are living here on earth, we are indeed absent from the Lord.  Our Lord Jesus is in heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father.

It is for this reason that all who truly believe, walk by faith and not by sight.

The most important thing is what we are told next.  That when we are believers trusting in Jesus, to be absent from the body is when we are present with the Lord.

With the Lord in heaven, there is no more pain, suffering or sorrow.

V is no longer suffering here on this earth.  She will definitely be missed.  But, she is no longer suffering.  I praise God for this!

And, I praise Him and thank Him for making the plan of redemption He created.  I thank Jesus, His only begotten Son, who came to earth and died on a wooden cross at Calvary, for the sin of the whole world, of all who will believe.

It is because of this that I can look forward to the day when I will once again see V and others I love who are in heaven, for I am trusting in Jesus.

If you aren't, please read the New Testament.  Begin in the book of John.  It is there, where you will find out that in order to spend eternity in heaven and not hell, we must be saved. 

How do we do this?  Trust in Jesus Christ, and you will be saved (Acts 16:31).

Until next time...

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