Monday was one of the most hardest things I have ever had to do. The entire week, last week, was surreal, unbelievable, unimaginable, and overwhelming. I knew that this day would come, I just did not know it would be so soon.
As my 13 year old believed, so did I. When my Husband shared with India that her Nanna had passed, she was obviously overwhelmed and stunned. Then she had a look of confusion on her face and says: “Dad, I thought God promised 70 years? Nanna had 9 more years!” How can you argue with God’s word? The conclusion of it all is that our lives are not in our own hands. Everything is God’s timing. He never fails to fulfill His promise.
Tied to the passing of my mother, is a promise directly connected to me! My mother’s death begins the birthing process for my purpose. She will never die. Not only is she resting in the arms of my Savior, but also who she is, lives on through me.
- What she instilled in me, I pass on to my babies.
- What she did in secret to connect to the women in church, especially the babes, I must do as well.
The one thing I cannot continue to do on the behalf of her legacy…is sew. 🤣
So often we act or react from emotion. When the emotion changes, then so do we. The words of comfort we shared, the hugs and smiles, they all fade away. Why? Emotions are temporal and based upon an activity. But just What if…we somehow detached our compassion and sympathy for others when they are grieving and lived like that daily? What would our world look like? Our lives? I know. Can I tell you?
We would then be followers of Jesus. The empathy and concern we show for others when grieving is the true character of Christ, which leads me to believe that we can do this all the time.
“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 NKJV
“because we don’t have a high priest who can’t sympathize with our weaknesses but instead one who was tempted in every way that we are, except without sin.” Hebrews 4:15 CEB
And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. (Luke 7:13, KJV)
What price are you willing to pay to go through the process of truly mimicking the life and behavior of Jesus?
I love you momma. I will carry you everywhere I go. Every victory, every door the Lord opens, you will be there as well.
Get through the process.