Since last week, there have been a lot of events happening around me, showing me and making me feel overwhelmed by the goodness of God. I’m extremely thankful that He is real and alive, and there’s no better place to be than to be in His Presence. :)
One of those events that I would wish to address in this post today is one of which got me into mixed feelings – the passing on of one of my dear aunt. She went home to be with the Lord on Valentine’s Day, back into the Father’s arms, living in an eternal Home.
What got me really happy was that when I heard of the news that she rededicated her life to Jesus and got baptized when she was in the ICU! I was really very happy and thankful, and God reminded me of Revelation 21:4, where she’s at a place that God “will wipe every tear from their (her) eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.” I will really want to live there and enjoy myself with Daddy God every single day in heaven, but I know my mission’s not done on earth yet, and I can’t leave so soon haha.
When she was placed at the wake where her friends and close ones can visit there, in my heart I really desired for her to be brought back to life. I did pray about it with faith, but I got a very strong assurance that God’s will is for her to be back with Him, so I recognized God’s sovereignty. I remembered that a few days ago I was reading a book written by Deborah Graham Ecker, titled “Upon Love’s Wings” and in the book she recounted an event whereby her mum was really sick, and she told God, “Lord, if she dies tonight, I will serve you tomorrow.” I was really encouraged by her story, and I made a prayer to God, that “Even if she is not coming back alive today, it doesn't change that Jesus is still God and I’ll still serve you tomorrow.” I’m thankful that my faith was brought to another new level in this process.
The sadness mode set in when everyone (her immediate family and friends) were brought into the viewing hall and my aunt’s going to be sent into cremation. Reality dawned upon me, and I knew I will not see her in physical form again, and I was really sad. But still what comforted me was the fact that she’s in heaven and with God (till we meet again…).
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die (Ecclesiastes 3)…” Praying that God’s comfort will be upon everyone who is mourning over the loss of our dear one, knowing that she’s back with Daddy…
Ending off this post recognizing God’s goodness and love upon us all… God really understands how we feel over the loss of a love one – He Himself experienced it when He gave up His Only Son for us, and He really does understand how we feel. Thankful for Jesus, and thankful for life. :)