Minnesota is not known for it’s mild winters, yet today as the sun streams through my window and the temps have gone up 40 degrees (it’s now like 31!) since yesterday, I can’t help but feel the grace of God in it all. He knows that we can’t weather below zero forever.
Bittersweet is the loss Tuesday’s family is experiencing right now. They will miss her, to be sure, but knowing that she is being held, pain-free, in the arms of Jesus…sweet. Tears stream (again) down my cheeks as I write this. I have lost several close family members to cancer. One was my grandfather. I will never forget his words the morning we found out my aunt had died. “No parent should ever have to see their child die!”
My grandfather was a man of faith. He loved God so deeply, and it showed. But it did not mean he couldn’t grieve, and question, and be angry. I hope and pray that Tuesday’s family feels that freedom, by God’s grace, these coming days, weeks, years.
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