Friday, December 21, 2012

Young Again!


This photo was taken around 1944 and shows a young, happy Eleanor and George -- Mama and Daddy to we three children they lovingly raised. This is how I picture them now up in Heaven. They are not only together again, but back to being young, healthy and happy.  No more aged hands as in the previous picture below.  I smile just looking at them!

What a marvelous gift God gives us as Christians -- that we do not have to grieve as those who have no hope. As the passage about Christ's coming reminds us in 1 Thessalonians 4, we can "comfort one another with these words."

One of my favorite "words" from God about this subject is in 2 Corinthians 5:8: "We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." Indeed, My first thought and words when she took her last breath was, “Mama! What are you seeing now?! I’m so happy for you!” Yes, there are and will continue to be tears, but what a blessing that we sorrow not as those who have no hope, but rather in full hope of what lies in store for each of us who love the Lord.

1 comment:

Lou Ann said...

I was sorry to hear the news of your mother's homegoing. But this post certainly puts things into perspective. What a blessing that those who have gone before us are waiting there--with perfect bodies and perfect praise--for us! Thank you for this beautiful reminder.