Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What You See When You Stare Death in the Face {Words of Life Wednesdays ~ A Link-Up}

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Death rattled deep for days.

Her breath laboured until the breath of life

in her ceased.

Grandma lived ninety long years.

But, it was still agony to watch death encroach upon

her final days.

*

Clouds parted and the sun beamed radiant on her face as we gathered round her deathbed as she breathed her last breath.

Heavens opened and the spring rain weeped steady as we gathered round her coffin to celebrate the life she lived.

Death, no matter the length of days, never makes sense.

We're forced to look at the depravity of man when we stare death in the face.

But as we gaze, we turn and there is the glorious grace of the Gospel.

*

Words fail when loved ones depart.

But love endures.

Love with outstretched arms offers living hope and eternal life.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood,
we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son,
much more, having been reconciled,
we shall be saved by His life.


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9 comments:

  1. "We're forced to look at the depravity of man when we stare death in the face.

    But as we gaze, we turn and there is the glorious grace of the Gospel."

    BEAUTIFUL words Rebekah!! Love how you describe hope in these words!
    (Rachel)

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  2. Sorry for your loss! May our God bring comfort in the days ahead as you remember her life. Blessings!

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  3. Love with outstretched arms offers living hope and eternal life.- and we reach for Him. So sorry for your loss and rejoice with you over a life well lived. May peace come quick for you and yours.

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  4. Rebekah, what at beautiful post about your grandmother...such love!

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful legacy she left in you and your devotion to listening for HIS voice.

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  6. Praying peace into your loss, Rebekah. What joy in sorrow that we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again! Thank you for sharing your heart.

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  7. Lifting your family in prayer as you go through this sorrow. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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  8. Reminds me so much of my grandmother's passing many years ago. Hugs to you!

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  9. I also went through losing my 'oma' this week. In my case… Oma was on and off board with her faith so there is no knowing where she is now. I just have to trust she met Jesus.

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