Goodbye for now.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Today my mind is full of memories of this friend of 20 plus years - She died peacefully, with all her family around her, yesterday afternoon. I first met her when she joined my bible study group. It is a measure of her affectionate and forgiving nature that she stuck with me - a new believer, rather presumptiously leading a study on the book of Romans, which is the deepest doctrinal book in the bible! Anyway, the friendship survived that and grew over the years. In the last couple of years, it has been my privilege to walk with her, in some small way, along the home stretch. I spent time with her a few days ago - that time will remain etched on my mind - The word "awesome" is overworked and often wrongly used. But now I'm using it "in its place" The sense of the presence of Christ in that room was awesome: she loved Him with everything she had. And we rejoice with her now, knowing that she sees Him and knows Him fully, as she had always longed to do.