Sunday, February 27, 2011

Today for my first Sunday post I have a very special and deeply personal entry.  I debated much over whether to share this with you or not because it is so personal. However, because I have promised to continue posting my blog in a whole new direction, I felt it was especially appropiate today for:

Sharing Jesus Sunday


Illustration from ”The Sunday at Home”, 1880

I am sharing Psalm 23 with you today because our family is in the valley this weekend while morning the loss of my Father in law who died on Friday afternoon after a long and courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  The good news is, we know he is not in the valley any longer and is now in the house of the Lord!  He was a Christian and one of the finest examples of a man of faith that I have ever met. 

We will all miss him dearly and look forward to the day we all meet again!

This Psalm while often one of the most dreaded of all verses should give each believer a sense of comfort and hope.  I encourage each of you to take the time to study and enjoy these verses while you are in greener pastures and to build upon the foundation of your faith!

Please keep our family in your prayers today and the days ahead.

Thank you!
Mary




12 comments:

  1. Dear Mary, I am so sorry for the loss of you Father in Law. You and your family are in my prayers. I can tell you take great comfort is our Lords promise to meet again one day. Blessings, Linda

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  2. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

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  3. So very sorry Mary for the loss of your FIL!~ I will be thinking and praying for your family. XO

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  4. I am so sorry for your family's loss Mary but rejoice with you in the knowledge of His salvation. We watched as my grandmother battled ovarain cancer with such faith and hope and she left us a legacy of trusting in the Lord and approaching the end of this life with such confidence of where we will be in the next. It reminds me of these words, "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience but rather spiritual beings having a physical experience". Knowing that this life is not all there is brings such comfort and I pray that you will feel it during this time! :-)
    Vanessa

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  5. I'm sorry for your family's loss. Isn't it great to be able to take comfort in the Lord's words? I wish for peace and blessings for you and your family during this sad time.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  6. So deeply sorry, Mary, for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    CAS

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  7. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law Mary. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  8. I am sorry for the loss of your FIL. It is comforting to know that he is in a better place now with no more suffering.

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  9. I'm so sorry for you and the whole family, especially your husband. I know what it's like to lose a dad.

    I will rejoice with you all that his long battle is over and he is celebrating with the Redeemer.

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  10. I am so sorry for the loss of your father in law, Mary. May he rest in peasce. I will include him in my prayers...Christine

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  11. Mary, I am so sorry for your loss as it is so hard on those left behind. Even when you know they are in a better place, you just miss them SO much. It seems there has been a lot of loss and prayers needed lately in blog land. Glad we are all here for prayers and support. I will be praying for you and your family.

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  12. I'm sorry i wasn't here when you first posted such sad news, but my heart is with you and your family through this loss. May the joyful memories of his time on earth lift your hearts and your spirits. Be at peace.

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