Thursday, July 3, 2008

A life well lived

So we got the news this morning that Don's (Tim's mom's husband) mom passed away. She was 100 years old. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Ennis a hand full of times and what a sweet lady she was. Emma Grace was also able to meet probably the oldest person she will ever meet. It was amazing seeing both ends of the spectrum of life. EGD was introduced to Mrs. Ennis on Thanksgiving day so Emma was only a few weeks old-pretty cool.

What a comfort her family must have knowing she is in heaven right now meeting her Savior, Jesus, and reuniting with her husband whom she lost many years ago. It is so wonderful that Jesus gives us that comfort, of knowing we will live eternally with Him after our time on earth is finished...whether it be 20 years or 100 years. Life, even if you do get to live 100 years, is so short-compared to eternity with Jesus. We are just passing through, preparing for eternity. So why hold grudges, be mad, be stressed...and spend every moment loving this life God has given you by glorifying Him! Enjoy your family and your friends because they won't be around forever.

I plan on telling all my family how much I love them and appreciate them...because who knows what tomorrow will bring. I have been so blessed with a wonderful husband and daughter. God has been so good to me. This life has been amazing-and to think, eternity with Jesus is a trillion times better. Wow!

I did not know Mrs. Ennis very well, but from what I have heard about her, she did live a life well lived-a century of glorifying God.

"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."
-John 5:24

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporaty, but what is unseen is eternal.
-2 Corinthians 4:18

Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
-2 Corinthians 5:1

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
-John 3:16

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