01 September 2010

The Word on Wednesday

And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.“
Mark 6:30 NKJV

As we move closer to Labor Day, it is becoming more and more evident that mom will soon cease her earthly labors and go on to her heavenly rest. Every time our home phone rings I dread answering it because it is the line my sibling generally uses to call me and I don't want to hear THOSE words.

Yes, I don't want my mom to suffer and I know that in heaven she will know eternal peace, perfect love and joy, no pain, fellowship with Christ and happy reunions with family and friends long since passed on--but...
the thought of life without her always young spirit, her sense of humor, her constant love, her prayers, her smile, her conversations; it is something I am not ready for. I don't think it is an easy thing to say goodbye to someone who has been so much a part of your life, is it?

So I am tired--not physically, but definitely emotionally and spiritually. I am in need of a retreat for my soul. I need to heed God's call and come away for awhile--with Him--and rest my heart there, in His presence, under the shadow of His wings and I don't need to, as much as I'd like to, climb the mountains, visit the desert or find refuge in the forests to pray, meditate on His Word or just be silent before Him.

“Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
A valley view from the coast range.


Sallyo said...

I'm so sorry you're going through this. It is indeed hard to say farewell to loved ones, but especially our mothers, even when we know it is for their blessing.
Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Anonymous said...

We are lifting you up in prayer... May our Lord give you peace just knowing that someday we will all meet again in that heavenly kingdom. God bless, Lloyd

aimee said...

Thank you so much Sally for all the support and your friendship these past few years--I appreciate them more then you could ever know!
Blessings your way also,

aimee said...

TY Lloyd--it has been rough lately but I know that what you say is so true! TY for all your support over these years too--may God bless you also.

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