Going Home

Last week our Pastor's sister, Joy Hirth, was taken home to be with the Lord. After years of graciously battling cancer God called her home to Heaven. The funeral is today. As I go about the day my thoughts and prayers will be with the family.

How sweet the comfort when the loved one departed knows Christ! How joyous the thoughts of what Heaven must be like for her! The thoughts so real - that a smile can pass through the lips at the thought of her complete and total healing. Heaven is now her home. Yet, the hearts of those remaining here on earth grieve at the loss of her presence. So many will miss her - her church family - her immediate family - her dear husband.

My prayers are that through her passing Heaven will be more real to those who knew her - and that through the difficult weeks and months ahead they will feel beneath them the Everlasting Arms.

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