First, thank you for your kind words — all, plus the hugs, have been passed along to Russ <3
We are deeply touched and appreciate your prayers. (By the way, replies to comments are under “Comments” on yesterday’s post….thank you for your responses)
I’m taking the next few days off to be fully with Russ and our family, but I wanted to share the comfort God gave me when I walked through this with my own mom a few years ago.
As her life dwindled away, I came across a passage of Scripture in my Bible that I had marked months before.
For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 2 Corinthians 5:4
As I watched death taking my mom away from me, God spoke through His Word to me…
From my side…death was literally swallowing my mother’s life…
From God’s side….LIFE….HIS LIFE….was swallowing up her death….
Mortality….death…dying…decay…has been swallowed up…devoured…destroyed…consumed…
by L I F E….
As I understood, I wrote in the margin….Eternal LIFE is swallowing her death!
For those who belong to Him.
For such as have received His Son as LORD and Savior…
we are not dying….we are being raised to Life <3
So from our side…what looks like the end; on His side….looks like beginning that will never end <3
Looks good to me….