Saturday, January 26, 2013
Death of a Young Woman
A co-worker's relative died suddenly this past weekend.
We may not ever know just why
The one we loved so had to die
Before we thought her life was done.
But we can trust the Lord who’s wise,
Who knows just when each sparrow dies,
Who’ll raise the dead—full life begun.
And some day, we will see each pain
Was meant for God’s own children’s gain
As with fresh joy the ages run.
So, though we grieve and softly weep,
We know the Lord will surely keep
His promises—yes, every one.
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus. For we say this to you by a revelation from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly have no advantage over those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 HCSB)
I saw the beautiful iris in the photo blooming outdoors in The Woodlands, Texas, yesterday. Spring is coming early to our area this year.