06 February 2010

Peace...


Just last week my husband and I stood next to the bed of a lady who was moments away from death.

We had never met her before, she was old and we were young. I don't even know if she could see us... but we could tell she knew we were there. 

As pastors you experience many different things, often going into situations that you never would normally. And at times it can be very challenging, especially in the matter of life and death.

We both felt honoured to be by this lady's side, honoured to be able to read her scriptures of hope from the Bible and pray with her. We felt God's peace and presence fill her room. 

Later that night this dear lady passed away.  I felt so sad, yet a deep peace filled my heart.

While my normal day can seem to be filled with the trivial and mundane things, situations like this make me realise I was standing next to someone about to enter the doorway to eternity... and everything else in life paled in comparison to this moment.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing that special experience with us! What an awesome privilege for you guys to presence yourselves there in that place, to be 'with her' at that significant moment in her life. To be there with people where God is present too is a beautiful thing! May God bless you both abundantly!!!!

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  2. This brought tears to my eyes. My husband witnessed his grandmother's passing and saw a great peace come across her face. Each day that I go see my mother, I realize is one day closer to losing her. It could still be years before her physical body goes, but her mental, emotional, soulfilled person that she has always been is slowly slipping away and it is hard to watch. It is similar with my mil too. It is my prayer that my mother's body will catch up with her mind so that it's shell does not live on after her SELF is gone. I guess that sounds terrible, but that's how I feel.

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  3. i love this story PJ
    those are such special moments we share with others
    other people in our tapestry
    as we are all connected
    thank you for this wonderful post!

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  4. I love this post too. Don't really know what to say about it. just acknowledging I read it and took it in :) what an honor for you and your man alright!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this story and verse. :)

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  6. Wow, this is an amazing post/story, Paisley.

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  7. she was blessed to have you near her in her finally moments

    thankfully she went to be with her Lord
    Its the lost i worry about and pray about too

    May she rest in peace
    May God bless you both
    and may He give peace to her family at this time

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