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“…to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8)
The Lord called Grandpa home on Monday. While those left behind have breaking hearts, he is rejoicing as he meets his Savior face to face. Praise the Lord for Salvation and the unparalleled wonders that await those who know Him. (2 Corinthians 2:9).
A song that my sister and I are thinking about this week is I’ll Fly Away. In Sandy’s baby book mom wrote that when she was little, Gramp would play it and Sandy would flap her arms. Grampa probably got a good chuckle out of that. Grampa loved to play and was so musically talented! Though he couldn’t read music, he played the piano, organ, harmonica, violin, guitar and probably more. He could even play more than one instrument at a time. Our childhood was filled with joyous music! I hardly have a childhood memory that is not intertwined, in some way, with my grandparents.
You can read here and here for pictures and stories about growing up with Grampa. Oh, how I love him!
I ask for your prayers for Grandma and our family. The visitation is Thursday night and the funeral is on Friday afternoon.
Update: Joy Droplets Amidst the Tears
Do you have a comforting scripture that helped you through a tough time? Please share!
I am sorry for your loss. I too grew up with my grandparents always around. And when my grandpa passed in 2006 it really hit me hard. I will pray for you as you go through this difficult time.
Jenn, I'm very sorry for your loss.
"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-27
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jenn, I'm sorry for your loss, yet so happy to hear that he is Home. One of my favorite verses when things are hardest is Psalm 57:1 – "Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast."
In order for there to be a shadow something must be in the way of the sun, but it is such a comforting place to be under the shadow of his wings, held close, just as we would comfort a child. We have a wonderful God.
My prayers are with you and your family. May the joy you have in celebrating his life outweigh the sorrow of his loss.
I am so sorry to hear this dear friend. My heart breaks for you and your family.
I will pray for all of you in this time of need for strength each day.
I do have a scripture that I hold on to and have told many family and friends to help in their hurt.
Isaiah 57:1 –
The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
Please know that you and your family wil remain in my prayers. God Bless and big Hugs
I'm praying for you and your family today!
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