Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Tribute to Life

A Tribute to Life...

I have been anxiously engaged in getting prepared for my upcoming trip to New Jersey, to be with Halley, as she prepares for the arduous task of bringing a new life into the world. I have completed a painting home improvement project that my good husband started. I will clean my bathroom so it will be "good" for awhile and I have been taking care of a lot of last minute tasks. Of course, packing is next, which does take several days as new items are added, already packed items need to be rearranged! So, in the midst of all this flurry, an event happened yesterday that has caused me to stop and reflect on the word LIFE.....

I am preparing to go to be part of one of God's greatest gifts to us and that is LIFE. Even though I have gone through this process 5 times myself, I will never get over the awe and wonder of giving birth. I go crazy when the world abuses this God-giving privilege because every life is precious.

Likewise, on the other side of that coin, there has to be death. One life comes, one life goes, it is the way of God. My long-time old friend from Auburn "lost" her beloved husband yesterday, after his valiant fight for life. My heart was very sad for her and her loss...I wanted to reach across time to hug her close. I wanted to give her hope of a new day, when we will all be reunited with loved ones that have gone on before us. I wanted to reassure her of the plan of salvation where by we can be sealed together forever as families. I am so grateful for my knowledge of these promises and I want her to know that "life" really doesn't end with death. Death is just a holding place, where we continue to prepare to live with God one day. Bob is there now, Geri, preparing the way for you. I love you.....don't forget to keep looking up.

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