A year ago, I spent several days helping a friend pack up her belongings so she could move from Minnesota to Texas to live closer to family. When I said goodbye I told her, “Till we meet again”. This friend had placed her trust in Jesus Christ. While I didn’t expect to see her again in this life, I knew I would see her in the next.
I had no idea that God would take her home to heaven so soon after moving to Texas. Shortly after she got there, she found out she had terminal cancer. She died a couple of weeks later.
The verse I chose today fits her personality. She lived through so many very hard times. Appendicitis (which I think caused a miscarriage), a kidney transplant, being widowed with two children, Parkinson’s caused by anti-rejection drugs – and that is only what I remember. This woman lived through many trials.
One word that described her life is faithfulness. She was faithful in her service to Christ. She didn’t have a flashy life; she was a wonderful example of simply and faithfully serving God despite hardship. She didn’t do this in her own strength. She didn’t have much strength. She was often weak, but God gave her strength to keep going.