We said good bye to Mama's last beloved brother this week.
I'm sure Mama met him at the Gates with great joy! He was so sad when she left us and I never thought he'd be following her so soon, since he had always enjoyed good health. But, the Lord took him swiftly. He left behind his beloved wife of 59 years, who had fallen and broken her hip only a week before.
I read this devotion Sunday morning, based on Psalms 118:24: This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Then on Monday, when I saw the cover of Uncle B's Funeral program, I was pleasantly surprised to see the same Bible verse. I know this is an often quoted and well known Bible verse, but is Somebody trying to tell me something? Most of the time I probably miss these little gifts from the Lord because I'm not paying attention. Note to self: Be more observant. There is so much wonder all around us, but we don't notice it.
A pearl from the devotion: Be GLAD G=Go to the Lord; L=Leave your burdens with him; A=Adore Him; D= Do these things Daily.
The Devotion Book is Words of Encouragement for a Discouraged World.