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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In loving memory of my Grandmother...

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my Grandma's entry into Heaven.

I only wish that everyone would have had the priviledge of meeting such and amazing, Godly woman. There is not a day that goes by when I don't think of her.

I wanted to share this little bit of what I did at her Memorial Service...

I would like to honor the memory of my grandmother by sharing with you something special from my childhood. Wednesday morning I was looking for a mug to pour my coffee in. I pulled this little one with an alligator handle out of the cupboard. To most, this may just seem like an old mug, but to me holding this cup floods my heart with wonderful thoughts of grandma. You see, every time we went to visit grandma & grandpa I got to use my own special cup. When it was meal time or tea time, grandma would bring out my mug, and fill it with different drinks. My favorite was hot cocoa with LOTS of marshmallows. But what I remember most is not the physical drinks she poured in here, but the spiritual things.

Galatians 5:22-23 says “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.”

This cup overflows with grandma’s love. Her joy was contagious to those around her. She had unfathomable patience. Grandma was kind and good. She was so faithful to the Lord and to her family. Her gentleness and self control was evident in everything she said and did. She embodied what scripture refers to as living by the spirit.

Grandma’s life was devoted to serving the Lord and she did so in many ways. My prayer for you, family and friends, is that you would look at your own “cups” that grandma filled overflowing with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. That her example and witness would compel you to live your life as a testimony of what the Lord has done for you. I know beyond a shadow of doubt that my grandma, is enjoying the presence of the Lord today; dancing on the streets of gold, worshipping and praising the Lord. With no more pain and no more sorrow. Though I mourn for our lost, I rejoice knowing that my grandma is home with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:1-9 “Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.”

God Bless you all and have a good day.

1 comment:

Jen said...

What a lovely heritage of faith your grandma left for her line. It's a lovely post you shared with us!

Jen (awaa)

PS- judging by that pic of your g-ma you two have the same smile!!