Even in Death
Friends, life is so precious. The enemy wants all of us to believe we don't matter and that people really don't love us like they say they do. Truth is, HE doesn't matter and HIS presence is never welcomed. There are people in this world who love us and enjoy our presence. The spirit of God lives in us and that automatically makes us welcomed wherever we go. God may give us the right words to say to a family member or bring the right meal to someone who just wants to fellowship.
As we prepare to bury my grandmother in a couple of days, I've purposed in my heart not to let any more moments slip past me. In my sorrow, the Lord ministered to me by simply saying "but you're here now." I will no longer allow the enemy's lies to control the way I live my life. The love, peace and presence of God is meant to be shared because that kind of love cannot be contained. It has been "shed abroad in our hearts." (Romans 5:5 KJV) Let us not forget the love, fellowship and wisdom being poured back into us, like the time she looked at me when I was 14 and said "You're gonna make somebody a good wife one day because you like to help people." YES!!! I'm going to let THAT truth take root, sprout up and grow!
I'll miss her stories, her spunk, and her zeal. I'll even miss hearing her make a fuss. Even in death, she is still teaching me! Rest in glory Grandma Lula.