Joy and Sorrow
Yesterday was a day crammed with both joy and extreme sorrow: we rejoiced with my mom as she celebrated fifty years of life, and we were thrilled to see my sister Chelsea return after nine months away. But we sorrowed over the loss of my aunt, my dad's sister, who died after a battle with cancer.
I was thinking, though, that death in Christ is never a completely sorrowful event. Just as my sister returned home, just as my mother celebrated life, so is my aunt going home and celebrating the beginning of her true life as we speak, her life to the very fullest. No more pain. No more fear. No more sorrow. What joy we have in Christ! Praise God for his hope and grace!