Monday Motivation: Till We Meet Again…

No sickness  Is stronger than you
No power Is greater than you
No wisdom Is wiser than you
You’re greater You’re greater…

Those are some of the lyrics to Todd Dulaney’s song “Greater” and ever since last Thursday those lyrics have been in my head.

I have been missing in action for a little bit, but with good reason. A few weeks back a wrote a post called Monday Motivation: Put a Praise On It… where I spoke about two friends who were battling the dreadful disease called cancer. I praised them for handling their circumstances with grace, and trusting God to see them through this dark time…

Sadly on Thursday September 22, my friend Shannon lost her battle. She took her final breath here on earth surrounded by her loved ones and is now resting in sweet peace in the arms of her saviour.

What really hit me to my core about this was the fact that she lived 5 hours away from where I lived ( a place where all of my mothers family that reside in Canada live, did all of my post secondary education , a city where I spent an abundance of my life!) so I didn’t get the opportunity to get up and physically see her during her latest battle with Cancer. I had two weddings to attend these past two weekends up in Ottawa, and I had set in my mind that on the 23rd as soon as I got to the city I was going to go see her…. she passed the day before I got there…. heartbreaking….

She was laid to rest on the same day I was preparing to witness my godbrother marry his queen ( ma cherie Evelyne ❤ ) so I literally attended a funeral and a wedding on the same day…

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I’ll miss her dearly but I’m not sad. I’m  at peace because she’s no longer in pain. She’s free. She’s somewhere around the throne of God! Although she wasn’t there with us physically on Saturday, she was able to get us all together to sing and praise together which is something she absolutely loved to do and boy did we send her off in style!

Her spirit will live on in us forever. Her faith and grace has impacted us all. Her perseverance  was admirable. Her strength…. wow….

The book of 2 Corinthians chapter 5 talks about new bodies. Detailing how the bodies we have now are temporary and that our job while we are in these earthly bodies is to serve him, our goal is to please him..  Read the passage down below:

For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.[a] While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.

So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. 10 For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.

Shannon girl you have put on your new body, and when you stand before the saviour He will be pleased. So till we meet again….

May His peace be with you till we meet again
May His peace be with you till we meet again
Till we reach that distant shore
And we’ll shed a tear no more
May He give you strength to endure
Till we meet again

May His love be with you till we meet again
May His love be with you till we meet again
Till we reach that promised land
And we’ll walk hand in hand
May He give you strength to stand
Till we meet again

xoxo

 

 

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