This post is well worth the read. It’s right where the rubber of faith meets the road of life. Thank you, Amber, for sharing so beautifully with us what God has taught you. All glory to Him, even in suffering. “For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;” Philippians 1:29
As soon as I entered the emergency room doors, the nurses scurried around the desk to stop me from going forward towards the drawn curtains.
“Ma’am, why don’t you let me take him. Her body is there behind the curtain.” It wasn’t a question. It was a statement.
“I know” I said. “It’s okay-He knows about death and has seen bodies before.” I assured her through my tears. Puzzled, they backed away and I went forward.
In our circle of church community growing up, it was not uncommon for us to attend the open casket viewings of those who had passed, and we had been taught that our bodies are not meant to be feared, as they are empty shells that no longer hold our souls which have gone to be with the Lord. It was, perhaps, unusual, but it served me well. It’s comforting to know that truly, our loved ones…
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