I needed to check emails because I received one from my sister telling me one of my favorite uncles had passed away & he would be having a full military funeral this Thursday. Of course, I can't be in USA from Mexico, I'd love to be there with my sweet favorite aunt(can't believe she's now 80) but my heart and prayers will be lifted for them all![Thanks for the photos Carrie!] [You know I find healing that way] I LOVE YOU all so very much! Kelly, I will treasure our time together, like in TJ when we sang "My Blue Spanish Eyes" together. You and Doris are the best!
FROM THE FATHER'S HEART
2 Chronicles 15:2
Word Filled Wednesday with
THANKING OUR LORD for the simple things we take for granted GIVING
THANKS for FAMILY & memories of family times together
HEAVENLY FATHER, I pray for my Aunt Doris, John & all Kelly's family. Be very close to each of them during this time of grief and mourning. Assure them that those who mourn will be comforted (Matt.5:4).Your Holy Spirit is the Comforter, and He has the power to turn Doris' and their mourning into dancing (Psalms 30:11).
Lord, give my Aunt Doris this kind of assurance and the peace that passes all understanding (Phil.4:7). Help people to be a source of comfort to her during this difficult time. Blessed be Your Holy Name, Father. You are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. Bring Your comfort to Doris through Your Holy Spirit. To everything there is a season, as Your Word points out in Ecclesiastes. Help Doris to see & know that You are working Your purposes out in her life. Impart HOPE to Doris during her time of sorrow. Let her mourning be turned into joy as she realizes that You care for her and have provided for her & her loved ones, to the end that Kelly's glory will sing praise to You.
Lord Jesus, help Doris to see Your power and experience Your love. Replace any empty or negative feelings for her many losses in this life with the full knowledge of Your everlasting consolation and good hope through Grace alone and Our Lord Jesus' sacrifice for us. His mercies are new every morning. May she find strength to carry on and the grace and hope to run the good race til You call her home to an eternal place with You! May she know You as she has never known You before! May many blessings enable her to find comfort and peace in her own heart. There is great comfort Lord in knowing that one day You will descend from heaven with a shout that the dead in Christ will arise first; then we who are alive shall be caught up together with them (1Thes.4:13-18) if we confess You as Lord & Savior & believe in You with all of our heart, we shall be with You for all eternity. May You let Your perpetual light shine upon Kelly and grant him mercies for his entrance to his eternal life with You! May he rest in peace! May all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace! O Lord my God, I trust You & give You thanks for all that You are doing & yet to do! Wrap my dear Aunt Doris with Your loving arms and hold her ever so gently but firmly, so she will know it is You & Your love that enables her to go on, one day at a time. Cast all her burdens on Your shoulders and take her daily through the valleys of loneliness, filling her life instead with the joy of salvation and knowing You much closer and more intimately as her merciful & loving Lord! I bow to Your throne of grace and ask You to extend Your Love through those around my Aunt Doris to give her the strength, grace, mercies, comfort and joy of knowing You more!