Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A good name

Greetings. Last night a dear brother in Christ went home to be with the Lord. What a sobering time it's been. Just to think that he now is feasting on Christ- his precious Saviour. Wow. "I can only imagine." He has no more earthly cares, struggles, worries, sadness, pain. And he's now with the one who loved him so much he died for him. Amazing. I love it.

My heart DOES go out for his precious family. His dear wife, daughters and their families, grandchildren, etc. What pain they must be feeling. We went to visit his mother today- what a sweet lady. Death puts life into perspective, I believe. This world is so temporal; we are to lay up our treasures in heaven. How very clear that becomes when something like this happens.

What he left his family was a good name. He loved the Lord and it showed in his life. What a dear man. It's so awesome to KNOW that I'll see him again. Praise the Lord!

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints"
-Psalm 115:16


Rebekah said...

Thank you Sarah. I've been wanting to post soething, but my mind has been to full to put together a readable post. I'm glad that you were able to! How we are all going to miss him!
I'm so thankful that the Lord is in control and "doeth all things well."

Put Your Faith Back into Action said...

oh so sad and well at least hes in a great place now and yeah the Lord is control of us all and does great things.

Linda said...

We are so blessed to have the hope of heaven and all that means for us as Christians. I would sometimes find it difficult to face the future were it not for that hope.
That said, all we know is the here and now, and we so desperately miss our loved ones when they are gone. I know the Lord understands, and that is why he reminds us of the future we have in Him.

Mrs. Jamie Butts :) said...

Praying for all who are hurting yet hoping. I loved Brother Benny.