Death

Patty and I drove up to Trout Lake, Washington today to visit my Mom. She was doing pretty good, but there was a very noticeable increase in weakness and just being frail. I know it is coming and I am mentally prepared, but it will be a vary sad day when my Mom dies. As we were driving back home this evening I got to thinking about all the men in our church who are my age (70) or older, most who are really good friends, and many who have been in the church working and serving with me for 20 years and longer. I was curious so I pulled out a directory and counted 75 guys 65 years old and older. There are probably going to be a bunch of my friends who die in the next 20 years if I live that long. The Bible says I am able to handle family and friends dying easier than others in the world who have no faith because I am going to heaven and my friends and family are as well. It is going to be a interesting time when my friends and I stand around in heaven telling stories about the good old days.

1 thought on “Death

  1. stevenredinger

    Dee, in the past three years I have had four close family members pass away. In deeply considering their passing I have come to have a greater understanding of the probationary nature of our mortality here on the Earth. It is true that death is the great enemy of all, but it is all part of the great plan that will redeem us from this fallen world. Job 19:25-27
    (NIV)
    25 I know that my redeemer lives,
    and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
    26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
    yet in] my flesh I will see God;
    27 I myself will see him
    with my own eyes—I, and not another.
    How my heart yearns within me!

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