Wednesday, April 29, 2009

When Death Comes

How often have we all heard messages on death. And we have all been taught and do believe that death for a saint is precious. This is so true and is such a comfort during these times. But I think that we sometimes forget that we are still human and that the Lord designed man with emotions.
My husband got a phone call last night informing him that his aunt passed away. Tears are always an immediate response. And this is perfectly fine. In fact, I would be worried if there were no tears.
We are also dealing with the fact that his grandmother is terribly ill. She is the cornerstone of the family. Like an unchanging rock that has held the family together for decades. But this certain rock has been one of prayer and devotion to God. She has uplifted her family to God and interceded on their behalf daily. She is a godly woman.
I ask that you all pray for her as she is in the hospital. Her daughter is the one who passed away last night. I ask for prayer for all of the family in the death of this precious loved one. My real prayer is that the Lord will use all of these circumstances to draw the family closer to Him; to save those who are lost; and to glorify His name through it all.


Elizabeth said...

Let me know if there's anything I can do for y'all here in town. I know that sounds weird, but sometimes the family can get so busy and burdened down, ya know? You have my number.

Praying for y'all.

Gail Moore said...

I will pray for you today. May the Lord bless you and your family.

Tammy said...

I will certainly pray for your family.

PorchSitter said...

We are praying for you guys and the rest of your family. Have a safe trip back.
Love, The Shaw's