Faith of a child

Today we learned of the passing of an amazing woman of God… She has been an example to me of what a wife and mother should look like, and she has been a constant source of encouragement in my life.  She has been there since I first gave my life to the Lord as a teenager, attended my wedding, and watched over my babies in the nursery and taught them in Sunday school.  My heart has ached all day, and I worried about how my own daughters would handle the news.

But my girls never cease to amaze me.  I sat them down after I stopped weeping, braced myself and broke the news to them as gently as I could manage.  And their responses stunned me.  They smiled!  “She’s with Jesus now!”  My heart swelled as I realized that they get it.  This world is not our home, and we should all be eagerly anticipating the day we get to meet Jesus face to face.  No more pain, no more tears, no more sorrow… just sitting at the feet of Jesus, dancing in His presence, singing His praises, knowing that the best has finally come.

While my heart still hurts for my own selfish reasons, I am striving to have the sweet faith of my children- recognizing what a day of rejoicing this is in Heaven.  I pray that as we all continue our time here on earth, we seek to remember that this life is all about Him.  Everything we do, everything we say, every situation we face… it should all be for His glory.  The only thing that matters is Jesus.

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