From December 28 – January 6, there will be a countdown of the top ten most viewed posts in 2021. Today is #6, originally posted November 1, 2021.
Today I reflect on the loss of my mom.
I am grateful to you dear Lord for life — her deep faith that laid a solid foundation in my life. I thank you for the time we had over the last few months as she slipped from this life into eternity. I praise you that your presence was evident in the final weeks — for the way you strengthened the family and brought comfort. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of eternity through her and the opportunity to ponder eternal life with you. I am grateful for the many years we had with her and that she is in your presence dear God. I am humbled by your love and grace. Thank you for each day of life you give us.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:3-4 (NASB)