Friday, March 31, 2017

Memories...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, I discussed something I did last week.  Today, I'll discuss something else I did last week!

A Christian friend of mine, W who worships where I did for about 19 years, let me know that their women's group was having a Games Night.  It happened last Friday, March 24th, 2017.

For the last few months, I actually had attended a women's group meeting at a different church, where another friend of mine worships.  However, I forgot the date was the same, and since my sister in the Lord, W had invited me to attend, I had agreed to do so.

So, even though I felt badly about not going to be with my friend, N... I enjoyed being with my friend, W!  Plus of course, many other sisters in the Lord.  Some of which I hadn't seen in a while.

Many of the women at the Games Night event were happy to see me.  And, commented about how they missed me.  This truly made me feel happy and sad.

Also, knowing that my now deceased husband, Gordon and I used to worship there, it was also heart-breaking being there.  Especially, since we both taught English as a Second Language (TESL/ESL), as volunteers, there.

The games we played were truly much fun!  I enjoyed doing this.

However, I must say that I thought about how my deceased husband, Gordon and I had taught some ESL classes in that room.  Plus, he had been in his coffin in that room, for a couple of hours before his funeral service took place.  :'(

Plus, when I went to use the ladies' washroom, I saw the door was open in another room. 

That room was where my deceased husband Gordon, and I attended Bible study.  Plus, it was the room where we had taught most of the people for the ESL classes.

Being there made me feel happy...  and sad.

Even though I had good memories at that church building, I also felt sick in my heart.

I realize it was grief that affected me.  And, made me feel sorrowful.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, 1 Thessalonians 4:13, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."

Even though this Bible verse doesn't really relate to what I felt, it seemed important to me.  After all, we should not be ignorant concerning anyone who has passed away/died, even if we don't sorrow, like others who have no hope.

Knowing this, makes me realize that it is okay to feel sorrow, for I have much hope. 

You see, my deceased husband, Gordon was also saved.  He had gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  So, he is now with Him, forever.

Like everyone who does this, he was forgiven for any and/or all sin that he may have committed in his life.

Just as I am.  Just as you are, if you have gained salvation.

Have you?

If not, please... come to Christ, today.

Tomorrow may be too late.


Until next time...

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