Today was a day like no other. A day of joy. A day of tears. Today I witnessed a family touched by the life of a remarkable woman honor the God who took her home to glory. What a thing to see the tears of those who deeply loved her and miss her. What a privilege to see the same ones who hurt so much also magnify the God of grace and the grace of God in her life. How glorious to go to the house of mourning and find joy because the one departed had faith in Christ; and though she is no longer present here, she is home with him. What a challenge to me to point my children to this gracious God so that they too might one day find peace through our Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
The following hymn expresses what I am trying to say. These are words that I can't escape, nor do I wish to. It is not death to die. You can find the original lyrics here.
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