It is always so difficult to stand next to a death bed of a loved one…
It is especially difficult when that person is a daughter or a son. Today a precious lady in our congregation had to witness her daughter slowly leaving this earth as the life-giving machines were switched of.
As I stood there and I saw Anrie’s body, I thought of this Scripture in Corinthians:
2 Corinthians 5:1(MSG)
1-5For instance, we know that when these bodies of ours are taken down like tents and folded away, they will be replaced by resurrection bodies in heaven—God-made, not handmade—and we'll never have to relocate our "tents" again. Sometimes we can hardly wait to move—and so we cry out in frustration. Compared to what's coming, living conditions around here seem like a stopover in an unfurnished shack, and we're tired of it! We've been given a glimpse of the real thing, our true home, our resurrection bodies! The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what's ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we'll never settle for less.
It was only Anrie’s tent that lay on the hospital bed. Her tent has been taken down and she has swapped her tent for a God-made heavenly body. This is a permanent house, her true home, for eternity!
We thank Jesus Christ for our new resurrection bodies that await all of us who accepts His gift of eternal life. We are sad because we will miss her, but because of Him we have hope in our hearts and today is not a goodbye… it is only until we meet again!
Please pray for this mother, that God will comfort Hester and that she will keep on finding her hope in Him!