Saturday, February 16, 2008

My grandmother is with our Lord today

My Grandmother went to be with the Lord yesterday. She was visiting her sister in Austin when she had a pulminary embylosim and passed on to the next world. Iw was a shock to all of us because she was in very good health . She was 86 years old. I will miss her very much but I know that she is in heaven with God today. What a wonderful place to be!!!! She had 6 children and 11 grandchildren and more great grandchildren than I can even count. She was able to see all her great grandchildren. She had just made a blanket for my son for Christmas. She was a wonderful grandmother. She had gone through some horrible times while raising her children because my grandfather had left her to rasie 6 children on her own. She had seen two of her children pass on before her. She was a strong woman and a survivor. She always had undieing faith to God and Jesus. I wish that I was as strong as her. This is really hard to take because we had just lost my sister not too long ago she will always be with me in my heart. Please say a prayer for my aunt who is really taking my grandmother's passing really hard. She is a mess and needs all the prayers that she can get. Thanks to you all. I hope all are doing well. All of you are always in my prayers. I thought I would share this e-mail that I had gotten from someone else :

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Who is "the least" in your life?

I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it for me!

Matthew 25:40 NLT

Loving the Least

I remember a poster on a dorm-room wall during my days in college. The poster was a picture of a homeless man lying in a dirty gutter holding a bottle in a paper bag by his side. The inscription on the bottom was a quote from Mother Teresa. It read, "You love Jesus only as much as the person you love the least."

For all we don't understand about the life of Jesus and the true nature of God, there is one truth that he made completely clear. The Christian faith is about service and humility. It's about helping those who can't help themselves. It's about loving others more than we love ourselves—even the most unlovable among us.

What is the sign of true followers? Is it the amount of knowledge that we have? Is it the money we give to missions? the degrees we've earned? the number of people we've preached to? the hours we've spent worshiping in church? the books we've read or written?

According to Jesus, the sign of the saved is their love for the least.

It is said that when Francis of Assisi left his wealth behind to seek God, he stripped naked and walked out of the city. The first person he encountered on his journey was a leper on the side of the road. He first passed him, then turned back. He embraced the leper in his arms before continuing his journey. A few steps down the road he turned and saw that the leper was gone. Until his dying day, Francis of Assisi was convinced that the leper was Jesus. Even if he was wrong, he was right.

3 comments:

manda2177 said...

Blessings to you and your family in this difficult time.

Amanda

lv2trnscrb said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandmother; she seemed like a wonderful woman; the best thing to comfort yourself with is knowing she's with the Lord (when my mom died in Dec of 2006 at 85 years old I rested in that fact that she was "dancing with Jesus")

my prayer is that people would "love" on you and your family during your time of sadness and grief

betty

bojgill4375 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you an your family. I am glad that your grandmother knew the Lord, that is a blessings. The minister who preached my mothers funeral Dec 2005... said.. even if my mother could come back, she would not because she is happy with Jesus. God Bless, Janie