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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Love You Titi

Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.




I lost my dear Aunt Myrna (I call her Titi) on Sunday...and today because I could not be present in Puerto Rico...I am watching the wake via the Internet.  So this morning...as I watch....I was thinking....what goes through our mind when we go to a wake....you know...we look at the body...and we stand there...some kneel..... I have been at many wakes & viewings...it is out of respect we go to the casket and then we stay there a moment.  I know we are sad...we are grieving...perhaps we think about what could have been....we want more time with our love ones....we cry and maybe plead...but they are gone...all we have is memories.
We celebrate their home-going with the Lord.

Then I began to think....what happens when we are dead in our sin...you know..we have no relationship with the Lord...we have rejected his Son....I know I was there once....I wonder if God looked at my dead soul and stood over me.....I know he did not kneel...for it is I who will bow the knee to the Savior....He knows all about my life before I was even born....it is out of his love for me that he calls to me....He rejoices over me with singing his Word says...he too wants more time with me....he remembers mankind before they turned from him and disobeyed....He calls to us....He rejoices over that one soul that turns from death to life.....and He celebrates
our home-coming...with a feast....yes a feast for us.

Welcome home Titi....Welcome home!