Goodness and Mercy

Contemplations “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6 Several years ago, we had twin lambs. I named them Goodness and Mercy. They followed me wherever I went.

Yesterday, I was privileged to officiate at the funeral service for my Mother-in-law. I used the text from Psalm 23. She was 85 years old and passed away last week. Her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandsons were with her. Bob and I stood by her bed side for most of the day. We had prayed before we arrived and her passing was gentle. Bob has lost his Mom and I lost a mother-in-law that I actually got along with. She will be missed. We planted a pine tree in a quiet spot of our farm. It is my personal memorial for her. We planted another pine tree to honor the memory of my friend, Scott Tegland. I would rather visit my little pine trees that have been planted to honor their memories than go to a cemetery.

Goodness and mercy have covered us at this time. Bob was surrounded with goodness and mercy as he played his guitar and sang “Amazing Grace” for his Mom. The presence of the Lord Jesus is very strong with us. We are grateful.

September 26, 2010 · Bob · No Comments
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