Tuesday, August 15, 2006

At Home with the Lord

Approximately 11pm last night my grandfather went home to be with the Lord. With the grace of God, he has battled terminal brain cancer for exactly one year. As difficult a year this has been for my family, it has been a joy to see my grandparents faith in God, not waver, but strengthened.

Remarkable still were the first words I heard from my grandmother as we arrived at their house last night; 'The Lord is merciful'. A few days prior to this just before family prayer, with my Papaw a few feet away bed-ridden, she said 'The Lord has been so kind and gracious to us'. I'm encouraged by these words, because it wasn't Christian jargon, but evidence of the nearness of God helping her to rest in Him.

God has been so faithful to show Himself in every way He describes Himself in His Word!

1 Thes. 4:13-14 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

Praise be to our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ who graciously and gloriously worked in the life of George Davis!


am said...

"For God has reserved a priceless inheritance for His
children. It is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled,
beyond the reach of change and decay!" 1 Peter 1:4

What does it really matter where we spend
the few years of our pilgrimage here below?

Life is short, vain, and transitory; and if I live
in comfort and wealth, or in comparative poverty,
it will matter little when I lie in my coffin!

This life is soon passing away, and an eternal state
fast coming on! It will greatly matter whether . . .
our religion was natural or spiritual,
our faith human or divine,
our hope a heavenly gift or a spider's web!

But our blind, foolish hearts are so concerned about
things which are but the dust of the balance, and so
little anxious about our all in all.

There is no greater inheritance than to be a son or
daughter of the Lord Almighty. To have a saving
interest in . . .
the electing love of the Father,
the redeeming blood of the Son,
and the sanctifying operations of the Holy Spirit,
is worth a million of worlds! Without such, we must
be eternally miserable; and with it eternally happy.

JC Philpot

Matthew Woodside said...

What a great testimony. We really find out the depth of our faith in how we view death. As Paul said, for me to live is Christ (great) and to die is gain (even greater).

God bless you and your family