By Randi Spearman
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:1
How intimate is our Lord that He would give me this Scripture today of all days in the Daily Light. Today, my grandma left her earthly body to go be with Jesus. All her suffering and pain left behind. And she has moved on to eternal joy. Eternal life. No more sickness. No more cancer. All the prayers lifted up on her behalf have been answered, so she has been healed and made whole in the most intimate and ultimate way.
I am so thankful that I got to spend the time with her that I have. I prayed that she would hold on till I got out and she did just that. And then God gave me the most amazing gift to be by her side for her last church service and last communion. I can’t help but be excited for grandma. She is the lucky one to be where she is. We are the ones left behind in sorrow. We are the ones that hurt right now. But one day we will all rejoice with grandma and we will be jealous that we didn’t get to go sooner.
So I choose to celebrate grandmas life. And I am thankful for the days I had with her. I will think of her every time I go looking at Christmas lights. I will eat oyster crackers in her memory. I will remember her fragile hands holding mine the whole church service. And I will remember the prayer I prayed over her at her bedside.
“Lord, heal my grandma how You choose. Comfort my family with Your comfort and Your strength. May her life and her death bring You Glory and Praise!”
Grandma and Grandpa in Israel November 2009