absent from the body, but PRESENT with the LORD!

“Well,I don't know that there are harps in heaven, 

Or the process for earning your wings. 

And I don't know of bright lights at the ends of tunnels, 

Or any of these things. 

But I know to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord, 

and from what I know of him, that must be pretty good. 

Oh, I know to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord, 

and from what I know of him, that must be very good.”

(from “what do i know” by sara groves)

Job 1:21
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; 
       may the name of the LORD be praised.

PRAISE Him for her life, praise Him for the peaceful way she took her last breath this evening with us and then opened her eyes to behold the BREATH of Life standing before her in all His majesty and glory. Praise Him for sending us EVERYthing we needed and more to get through this, He has not abandoned us for one second, He is faithful and true, good and loving, and my mama knows that better than i do. She is seeing Him face to face in ALL of His glory. i can hardly contain my joy at knowing how HAPPY she is, how she is healed, and perfect, and fully herself and now fully His. 

i go to sleep tonight knowing without ONE shadow of a doubt that i have not “lost” my mother. i know where she is, and she will be waiting for me, as will the One that i love the most, my Sustainer, my Pasture Maker, the One who holds my hand now that hers has gone, PRAISE Him with me all of you saints who have journeyed with me and with her, leading her home and leading us closer to the throne of grace....

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