Thursday, February 26, 2009

In Memorium: Go Toward the Light

Yesterday I witnessed the memorial for my son Jim and daughter Jen as they buried their infant daughter who was lost in too early childbirth. The baby was perhaps only 6 months of term, and was simply too premature to survive in this world. Her tiny mortal body only survived a few minutes before she succumbed to the struggle.

It was a sad but sweet farewell for now, as we recognized that Ellenlee will dwell at the feet of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, serving them until the time when families will be together without end.

Then all tears will be ended, and our joy will be unceasing together, forever.

AMEN.

5 comments:

9 of Nine said...

Revelation 21:4 -

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Jim Cobabe said...

Ruth,

Miracles happen sometimes, even at funerals. Something happened that I thought was very unusual. Talk about it when we see each other next.

Take most care.

Patricia said...

Very sorry to hear about this. Condolences to you and your family.

9 of Nine said...

I'll see you tomorrow, following my scopes. I look forward to the post-scope period.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blessing we have to understand a little of the concept of eternity! Even in the loss of a loved one we can be grateful for the knowledge of a time to come when we will be reunited. So yes, we cry a bit now, but because our Father has given us this gift we can also rejoice. How hard to be one of His children and not know...

Love you,
Cindy