The death of our mother reminded us of the blessings of being well connected in Christ. I, along with my siblings, wife and family, thank God for our connections with you. Your encouragement has sustained us as we have walked with our mother along her last miles of the way and in the aftermath of her death.
Our connection with you has helped supply our wants. Our common connection, as children of God, is our uncommon blessing. We have wanted for nothing greater than the love which God has bountifully given. Your earnest prayers, heart-felt hugs, thoughtful text messages, consoling cards, tasty food, beautiful flowers and compassionate presence remind us of God’s love and your love. Thank you, as extensions of God’s love, for supplying our wants.
Our connection with you has strengthened our grasp of God’s hand, leading us through this shadowed valley of grief. We understand that the death of His saints, including our mother, is “precious in His sight.” Your care for us has helped us keep God’s perspective in sight as we, through tearful eyes, have seen our mother’s relief from the bonds of this life. We are moving forward with hope as we grieve. Thank you for helping us through the shadowed valley of grief.
We are blessed to be led in the “path of righteousness.” Memories of our mother’s life, appreciation for her longevity, responsibility for her legacy and our connection with you help us to be grateful as we are led. May our walk extend those blessings as service to God’s kingdom, sustenance to our communities and strength to those who we lead in our places of employment. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them” (Revelation 14:13).
May God bless the Schrader Lane Church of Christ.