Farewell…

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This morning I’m grieving the loss of a friend and fellow partner in the kingdom. Anna went home to be with the Lord yesterday night (fitting that it would be on Leap Day). Would you pray for her family? The CF family?

There’s a host of emotions and feelings as I reflect on the nature of suffering, the promise of going home, and how to live my life in the meanwhile. I’m reminded today that my life is on the edge and in between. The promise of resurrection is Anna’s as well as mine because of what Jesus did so many years ago. Yet, we are living in between that and the promise of what is to come – the realization of our resurrection.

I’m impressed and struck by how well Anna lived her life despite the confusion, pain, fears, and sadness. I’m blown away by the number of people from so many generations and around the world who have been impacted by her life.

So many thoughts, hopes, dreams, challenges are swirling through my mind and heart…but today, I choose to grieve (with hope), to pray, and to cry.

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