Death · Faith · family · Mercy

as one snatched from the fire…

The elder-in-law… one year and fourteen days… from his step of faith… became separated from his body… temporarily separated from us… through death…

For more than three months now… he’s been full-time in a nursing home… his decreasing mobility demanding more… than what we could do…

Last night… as my husband shared the news… of his dad’s death… I wondered… Lord… is he with You…?

My failure to disciple well haunted… his decreasing mental state made me wonder… Did he know You…? as best he could…?

I let the question sit…

A short while later… in the midst of another conversation… my husband sharing other aspects of his day… an impression came… the elder-in-law free… for the first time in a long time… from anxiety… fear… all that bound… tears welled…

In the duty of sharing the news with a son… the son said… He’s home… that’s where he wanted to go…

Yes… the 93-years… he made it… home

November 19, 1920 – December 5, 2013

Trusting Him…

Be merciful to those who doubt;
snatch others from the fire and save them;
to others show mercy, mixed with fear…
Jude 23
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