They go on to into another aspect of existence and the rest of us are here on earth. While here, we begin to wonder what happens after we pass.
For those of us who believe in Jesus and the words of the Bible, we believe that to be absent from this life is to be present with God (if saved) or to spend all eternity in hell.
These thoughts came to my mind and have been there for the past four weeks.
First, my grandmother died. She was a beautiful woman that instilled great value in me. One reason why I know that I am strong is because she taught me that I was.
I’m not ready to go into detail about my thoughts and feelings on her passing yet, but I miss her dearly.
After attending her funeral, the following week, my great grandmother passed away also. She was a great woman of faith. I remember her stillness, faithfulness, and heart of a saint.
With the passing of these two great women, I realized that they are my yesterday. So much of what they were, I am. The Bible says that we can inherit the faith of our grandmothers. I believe that the same faith that was present within them is also within me. I thank God for this. For there are things that I know have only been gifts given to me from God, my faith is one of them.
I am now their tomorrow. The legacy of these two women live on in me.
I will miss them both, but my way of grieving will be to celebrate their lives.
Four weeks of transition…a passing and a funeral…a passing and a funeral. A lifetime of change. I will continue to pray and ask God to help me celebrate them…because I don’t want to mourn.