LET'S BRING HIM HOME BOYS!
A friend died the other day. I had never met Bill; had never spoken to him;
but he was a friend. I could tell just from what his wife Kerrie posted about
him on her website - http://kerrieskorner.
blogspot.com. He loved the
simple things in life – camping, woodworking; he fought a terminal illness
for 7 years – he was a battler; he left a legacy with children and
grandchildren by showing how to live an honorable Christian life!
This is how I see it: A good man; an honorable man; a Christian man
– suffers with trials and tribulations. But he fights the good fight, he runs
the race laid out for him, although his body is weak and wrecked with
disease, I see him approach the finish line with his chest pumped out
like an Olympic sprinter coming down the track. The Lord calls his
angels together, and says Go Get Him, Let’s Bring Him Home Boys!
What a wild celebration that will cause. They put Bill on their shoulders
in a victorious lap around the track – he was laughing and getting pats
on the back – yes, he ran the race, and as the commotion settled down
he heard – “Welcome Bill, Well done my Good and Faithful Servant.”
Matthew 25:21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and
faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things;
I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share
your master’s happiness!”
So today at 10:59, Let us join the celebration for Bill for a
job well done and for running the race laid out for him, for
he now shares the Master’s happiness. Lord, we pray
that we learn to follow the examples of those who have
gone on before us, that while the race is anything but easy,
we have the strength to battle through the tough times
and continuously give You glory. Lord, we look forward
to the day when You command Your angels
to "Bring Him/Her Home Boys" and You have us in mind.
Have a Celebrating Day.
Thanking Marydon and Tim for sharing these wonderful words of tribute to my beloved husband. I am so touched. Sending prayers and love out to all of you who are battling a fatal illness and for those caretakers who help you along your journey. Also thanking Hospice without which I could never have been able to let Bill fulfill his wish of dying at home. God bless you all