Friday, November 25, 2016

Visitation & Funeral Service...

I'll be telling you about something, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  It's something that happened just the other day.

On Tuesday, November 22nd, I telephoned my deceased husband Gordon's aunt Gertrude.  It was her birthday, so I wanted to speak with her, wish her Happy Birthday and probably sing it, too.

Normally, I would go visit her.  However, I haven't been well, lately.  So, instead, I telephoned her.

In the afternoon, there was no answer, on both calls I made.  In the evening, when there was no answer again, I wondered if it wasn't a case that she was away from home to celebrate her birthday.  I wondered if she had died, or if she was still alive.

I went online and googled her name. 

Sure enough, I came across her obituary. 

Apparently, Aunt Gertrude died in the hospital on Sunday, November 20th.

I felt sad.  Not just because Aunt Gertrude had died.

I also felt sad, because Gordon's family never contacted me, to tell me about Aunt Gertrude being ill, in the hospital.  Nor, about her death.

Even so, I felt blessed that God had provided for me to know.  And, to attend her visitation and funeral service, along with my daughters... on my birthday, November 24th.

As I was resting and praying, I wondered if Aunt Gertrude was now in Heaven, or not.  Truly, only God knows.

In the past, she... like many people, claimed to be Christian... so, hopefully she is in Heaven. 

However, some people are.  Some are not.

How do I know this?

God told us that we need to be born again.

Just as we read, in John 3:3, "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

See?!  Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

This means that everyone needs to be born again.  Or, if you want to call it something else, everyone needs to be saved.

Hopefully, you are.

I am.

If you have gained salvation and have become a born again Christian, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then you will be saved.  You will be born again.

And, we will spend eternity together, in Heaven.

Until next time...

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