Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Letter From Gamma

    The following is a letter that my grandmother, who passed away last week, wrote upon her deathbed. She wrote it with the instruction that it be read at her funeral. It is a fitting testimony to what was important in her life.

     What do we do when life knocks the life out of us? As Christians we turn to our source of comfort, power and peace. I can't imagine what people who don't know God do - because it is hard enough for those of us who do. Don't ever think that you can get ready after the life gets knocked out of you. Be prepared with Scripture in your mind and heart - because sometimes you are just too weak to even pick up the Bible. Know that you have people who are praying for you, because often we can only say,"Help me, Jesus."
     Prayer is the greatest source of power in all of Heaven and Earth. The host of Heaven is watching over us and voicing praise and petition on our behalf. This Father God of ours is hearing His Son, our Saviour, make intercession with Him for us. God and Jesus will remind us of what we have in Him: 1) the promise to never leave us nor forsake us, 2) that nothing can separate us from Him, 3) peace to walk through the shadow of the valley, and even peace and calmness to walk through the actually valley, 4) comfort in the midst of pain, and comfort to our families and those who love us, 5) strength to endure the pain as He reminds us of the suffering Jesus went through for us, and 6) the promise that He was going ahead to prepare us a home in Heaven, a perfect place, a solid foundation; the lights won't go out, there will be no storms to worry about - perfect in every way. God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will keep us encircled with love, peace and joy - and we will never have the life knocked out of us again.
     I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and the prayers you've offered for me, and I thank Jesus for answering them with peace and calmness.
                                                                                                         Pauline Sayes

     May we all face the cold hand of death with this peace, the peace that only God can give. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how one faces death who has lived a life dedicated to God.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. What a precious inheritance of faith you have received. I'm sorry for your loss, Zac. Clearly, she will be missed very much.