Thursday, October 21, 2010

In Loving Memoriam


Thank you God that although we would never be able to make sense what you're trying to do, you always make it a perfect sense eventually.

Thank you God that the Bible is full with stories of your great deeds, and human remain only as the characters, not the author of the story.

Thank you God that the Bible always shows how humans are too small to even know what we are doing, but you always know what you are doing.

Thank you God that you rise beyond humans' ability to plan their life. Thank you God that at the end of Joseph's story, you have the last word. "You meant it for evil, but I meant it for good"

Thank you God that in the Bible, death is only a stage, not an end in humans life, that neither death, nor disease, nor suffering nor angel nor even evil can separate us from the love of Christ.

Thank you God that in you, death is not a tragedy, it is a celebration. For as Paul said, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Thank you God that you give us promise to be hopeful and even to be joyful at the face of death.O death, where is your sting? Where is your victory?

So help me Lord to be joyful, to fully understand that you have prepared a better place for her, that one day, we will be united again in perfect harmony, a place with no more grief, tears, and pain.

Thank you God that you let me know how to respond at times like this. Help me to conclude just like Job concluded, God gives and God takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Thank you God for giving me such a great mom, thank you God for the splendid 23 years together. 23 years is too short, but I thank you for the time, the last vacation together, the opportunity to serve her during her last days. Thank you God that although it was not a perfect relationship, you will make it perfect in the end, thank you.

And thank you God that you think mami's life has reached its perfection. Thank you God that it is with your loving hand that you take her away, that she is now at your bosom, at your loving embrace. 

Thank you God that it is you who gave mami to me, and it is you who took her away. And with all that I am God, with my limited understanding, and with my utter humility, I submit totally to your will.

God gives, God takes away, Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Amen.


14 comments:

Hendy said...

She may be gone, but she will never be forgotten bro..

Rest in peace Iie...till we meet again..

Thanks be to God that she is in a peaceful and much better place right now.

Agnez said...

Great response to this event Conk! Cannot agree more to what you wrote.

Leo said...

Amen cong. death, where is your sting?
My condolences. Let us live by faith, not by sight.

Filipus D. said...

My condolences Gerry. May she rest in peace.

Angeline Rosari said...

Amen Ger. This is a very beautiful letter to God.

Praise Him that this separation is only temporary..that He has prepared a better home for us..till we meet again..

Anggie said...

Amazing view on eternal life Ger. Thank God that this life is only temporary and that our eternal home is much better than what we can ever imagine.

It's encouraging to see that you are still faithful in the Lord in this event

yesich said...

I should have done the same thing when my mom passed away. What a great way to express your feeling!

Angie said...

I am so encouraged by your faith, hope and love for God and for your mom and I believe that your mom is indeed in the land where joy never ends. My deepest condolences for you, and prayers for you and your family...

Angie said...

I am so encouraged by your faith, hope and love for God and for your mom and I believe that your mom is indeed in the land where joy never ends. My deepest condolences for you, and prayers for you and your family...

Jeslin said...

What a great view and nice pic of your mami, ger.. I was shed in tears reading this blog... Indeed He gives and takes away.. Blessed be His name.

Let Jesus comfort you & your family. Take care bro!!

Rom 8:39

Sadikin Djumin said...

Our condolences to you and your family. Pray that God's grace, love and peace be with you. A beautiful writing to reflect on God and His master plan.

Irwan Jo said...
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Irwan Jo said...

Conk, I'm sorry about your mom.

Thanks for the post. I learn a lot from it.

I'll continue to pray for you and your family members

the soul singer said...

amen to every words you wrote... may God's love fill you with peace and comfort *hugs*