I hope you danced today in David’s dance studio and took a walk on the streets of gold with those women who supported Jesus’s ministry financially. Greet Anna, Joanna and Susanna. You would bond you all know what it means to raise money for ministry.
You loved to smile. I hope you are smiling none stop. If you smiled on earth, (tough to smile on a construction site!) how much more will you smile on streets of gold and amidst finished mansions?
You loved on your four children, who told me that they were sure you were in heaven and that Jesus and dad were going to take care of them.
You trained well. I hope you saw that you trained well especially when we gave them apples. They were thankful yes, and most of all they immediately bowed in unison and acknowledged Jesus. They will have one audience in life- Jesus.
“Thank you Jesus for providing this nice apple. Help us enjoy it and continue to praise you”. There was no sense of entitlement nor indifference, only thanksgiving, humility and cheer to one audience.
It was a painful and lovely ride on our way to send off your body. We knew that you were already in Abraham’s Bosom but we missed your presence especially your children.
Riding with your precious girls and little son Apolo was intriguing and gave me so much hope. You modeled well and held on to truth.
” Mum read her bible all the time, “when?”, …all the time!” The girls, Able aged 7 and Apple 5 narrated to us.
I am praying this promise in Isaiah 54:13-14 for your family.
All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
And great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established;
In righteousness you shall be established;
You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.
Able and Apple will certainly value God’s word because of your silent witness of the value of this everlasting word. Yes! and they will be taught of the Lord. Heaven and earth will pass away but his word will not pass away. His word, his lamp and his path.
Irene, you were loved in life and in death. The last two days your family has been comforted by your Nav family and others. Your ability to serve others in different spaces, homes as well as minister to people will never be forgotten. Your nav family served just the way you would have loved and served others. I hope you have met people like the seamstress Dorcas who helped the widows make clothes in the book of acts. I often wonder how they did that in that time. Did she spin? With their hands? There were no sewing machines.
Apollo, your loved one and your children miss your charisma and Christ centered companionship but God remains a great comfort to them . I remember that your death is precious in His sight and that in him your children and hubby will hold together. In Jesus all things hold together and it’s in Him that we live, move and have our being.