Her note says to tell baby Buba
When he gets bigger . . . .
Departure from this life is inevitable.
Our body returns to dust, yet our voice need not be silenced.
We can leave our loved ones a record of our walk with Jesus.
If you don’t feel comfortable with Papaw’s book, write your loved ones a card or letter, something that communicates your faith.
As my Grandmother grew old and filled with years, she began to make preparations to be gathered home.
She wanted to save her family unnecessary decisions while they were grieving.
She also wanted an element of control of her funeral service.
She wisely chose to use this time as an opportunity to encourage her family with the gospel.
She asked the preacher to tell the grandchildren and great grandchildren that they could see her again if they too believed in Jesus.
She knew that God’s eternal goodness permeates our imperfect world.
We sense His loving hands in daisies and rainbows and every day acts of human kindness.
Yet He is absent for those who do not choose to see.
God has created us all with the miraculous ability to reject Him in creating our own religions, or even denying His existence.
This is why the teachings of Jesus bring division.
Some believe Him.
My Grandmother wanted her friends and family to know that she believed, while offering us the same belief.
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We never know when God will call us home.
Grieving friends and family can be encouraged by remembering how we tried to walk with Jesus.
I feel my Grandmother gave the best encouragement by boldly inviting us to come along.
She made preparation and left us her message as though she was speaking from heaven.
And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.
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