Friday, August 10, 2012

She Graduated Before Me

2 Corinthians 3:16-18 
Yesterday I celebrated my husband's birthday.  Thank your for all your kinds words and birthday wishes....I made sure he got them all!  

I don't have a Face Book account; I don't have a Twitter account; what I have is the privilage to share the Word of God via email, God's Great Word!  

Throughout the years I have shared some of the events that have occurred in my life.  My life belongs to God. He is always speaking to me and through life's journey he carries me.....then I often share it with you, my friends and family!  It's like we are sitting at a table, having a warm cup of coffee, leaning back and just sharing life!

I have been thinking about this all week; sometimes crying, but definitely thinking about the last hours I spent with my mom.  No one is ever fully prepared.

I recall the day before she slipped away, the conversation I had on the phone with her; the urgency I felt to share Jesus with my mom.  God knew.  

Yes, children graduate and through tears, parents often congratulate their children knowing that life has taken a turn. The dynamics of a home will changed; and children don't stay home forever.  They graduate, mature and some start their own families and the cycle begins again.

Has your sin stained garment been washed by the blood of the Lamb? The Father sent his son to personally give the invitation to the party.(John 3:16) 
Will you be there?

But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit,  and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.   And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Some may already know, today is the one year mark; the day my mom departed from this earth; the day when the perishable was clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality (1 Corinthians 15:54)

I started to compare her departure more to a graduation.  

We too, will all come to that graduation day, when we will leave this earth and this time instead of leaving our "home" we will be arriving there.  Our home is not this earth.  Jesus is preparing a place and he promises to bring us to himself. (John 14:3) 

So, even though my heart still aches; the truth is that my mom graduated before me!  One day we will all gather together and the celebration will begin.  Hmmm...come to think of it...the party already started.  We don't wear caps & gowns, but a robe of Righteousness has been given to us along with a crown.  But take a closer look,  the crowns are being cast down before the Throne of the Most High God!  The singing has already begun, can you hear it...."Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was,and is, and is to come". (Revelation 4) It's a gathering for the saints, those who have trusted in the Name of Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins.  

Thank you for allowing me to share the mountains and valleys of my life.  God has been good!\
God bless you!~Liz


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