I pray through tears as I share my request that You make Kay's transition one of glorious peace and joy as she enters the presence of her Savior. May she hear the words, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant," and may they be more beautiful to her ears than any sound she has ever heard. Even now, Lord, may You comfort her family with the blessed assurance that she can be in no better place than that where You will keep her until they can once again be reunited. So many of us love her, Lord, and ask that You would share with her our thanks for her friendship in words that we can no longer express to her. We know You will pass on our message of gratitude. In the Name of Jesus Christ, we commit this beautiful servant to You. Amen.
Amen and AMEN, Faith!
“I may say to those of you also who have been bereavedif you believe in providence you may grieve; but your grief must not be excessive. I remember at a funeral of a friend hearing a pretty parable which I have told before, and will tell again. There was much weeping on account of the loss of a loved one, and the minister put it thus. He said, “Suppose you are a gardener employed by another; it is not your garden, but you are called upon to tend it, and you have your wages paid you. You have taken great care with a certain number of roses; you have trained them up, and there they are, blooming in their beauty. You pride yourself upon them. You come one morning into the garden, and you find that the best rose has been taken away. You are angry: you go to your fellow-servants, and charge them with having taken the rose. They will declare that they had nothing at all to do with it; and one says, “I saw the master walking here this morning; I think he took it.” Is the gardener angry then? No, at once he says, “I am happy that my rose should have been so fair as to attract the attention of the master. It is his own: he hath taken it; let him do what seemeth him good.”
PRAYERS FOR COMFORT!
I with tears too say “see you later” to my sweet friend, Kay. May she have perfect peace when she awakens in Your presence and may her dear family know Your love and comfort at this time. She’s been a faithful warrior for you. And I thank you for having known her.