A word from a dear old man of God…
In Numbers 20:24 we have one of the lovely pictures that the Bible uses when it speaks of the death of believers. Unlike the New Testament, in which we read that believers ‘fall asleep’, or are ‘taken to Abraham’s side’, here, as elsewhere in the Old Testament, Aaron is ‘gathered to his people’. [The same is said of Abraham, aged 175 years, in Genesis 25:8.] What a beautiful picture! The Christian’s ultimate family is the people of God. These people are our brothers and sisters, some of whom are found on earth, others already in glory. The longer we live, the more we will find that we know more of the family in heaven than here! Death will not separate us from our family, but gather us to them. We will be with Christ and with them! Be encouraged.
shorter days – and more reading…winter
still struggling with this new program.
Been up to Hamilton for a family wedding (can’t post those photos yet as the official ones aren’t out) and visited our daughter in Whakatane…
…the view from their home is superb, especially when the sun is painting the fields with gold,
but also when the sun is sinking.
Please forgive me friends. Grief has hit me harder than I thought, and my muse has left for parts unknown. When I pick up my pen or my brush all I find is mud… So I am taking a break for a while until I am through this. Love
Just want to say that I have been overwhelmed by your support. You are a wonderful community and I thank you for your love and prayers ❤
the old place
and the ancient walnut tree
sagging walls held up
by borer and scrim
and earthquake shaken
but a few broken bricks
the people scattered
out of that childhood dreaming
of distant faces
over the years
© Maureen Sudlow
Just Bert looking decidedly inelegant as he sprawls in his favourite chair…