Don't weep for me Though I'm dead and gone Don't cry that I'm not there.
Don't grieve for me For I longed to go And see my Lord and King. Don't cry for me Here with my Savior Now home forevermore. Death could not win It's power is gone Nor the grave impede me. Cry for your loss But not my great gain With fullness of joy... And pleasures forevermore.
Dear friends, I’m no poet and I know it. But I felt I just had to voice how I’m feeling at my dear father’s passing.
Things have been pretty busy around here, as I said, trying to get used to studying again. A 62-year old student! What was I thinking of? But all in all, I’m loving it and learning so much. I’m blessed to have this opportunity!
And in the midst of it, my dad fell and really started going downhill. On top of his heart problems and other difficulties, they discovered a brain tumor and last week gave him a month at the most. Then suddenly, yesterday, he was gone.
One of my main responses was, “Thank you Lord for answering our prayer to take him quickly.” I didn’t want to hold him here in this vale of suffering through my prayers. He was ready, and he longed to go.
It’s hard that I hadn’t seen him for three years. Only the Lord knows how hard. Distance is tough. But the Lord consoles my heart in knowing that we shall meet again.
O death where is your sting, O grave where is your victory?1 Corinthians 15:55
Losing a loved one in Christ we cry for ourselves. For our loss, and it is real. But I will not weep for him, nor would I bring him back to suffer. I rejoice in the eternal peace and victory God has brought him to.
Let us rejoice this day in all that Christ has done for us!
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