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  • Joanne on Isaiah 53
    My husband of almost 50 years died recently and I had great peace, and was not sorrowful. At first I had mixed feelings about this and almost felt some guilt but and then the Spirit in me reminded me that Jesus not only bore my sins on His cross, He also bore my sorrows and grief. What wonderful, loving words. Our Lord also left me retain wonderful memories of my dear partner, and I do miss him, but know we shall meet again as we gather at the River.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 53
    That was so sad to read, yet a wonderful testimony of God's Spirit's Work in you at a time of such great grief & loss. You have cast yourself upon the Lord's Mercies & He has ministered His Word of comfort to you in return in wonderful ways.

    Having lost both my parents at an earlier age, I too can relate how wonderfully the Lord undertook for me, "to give unto (me) beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that (I) might be called (a tree) of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified". Isaiah 61:3. And that's what it is: that He might be glorified in us in every way.

    Whether in joy or grief, health or sickness, in the light or darkness, He is there - He is YHWH-Shammah (The Lord Who is Present - Ezekiel 48:35), the Lord Who never leaves or forsakes His children. Your rich memories, in your heart & in visible things around the house, will always be precious - maybe bringing in a tear or some times of great sadness, but still keeping his memory special & precious forever - till we meet again, indeed! Walk on in the joy & strength of the Lord, dear sister.
  • Joanne - in Reply on Isaiah 53
    Did not intend to instill sadness. Sad is bad. Smiles are better.

    Thank you for your words. God is good.

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