Wednesday, October 1, 2008

In Christ Alone

My mom and sister had a special day together recently. Some things were said and done that have made me continually call to mind the lyrics of the song "In Christ Alone." I have agreed not to share the conversation that took place between my mom and sister, for the sake of keeping some things special and private for just our family. I will, however, tell you that my mom is talking more and more about God, Heaven, and being at peace with Him "taking" her. I want to clarify something. My mom is tired, she says she is tired. She knows she is saved, and for her there is no fear in death. All of this to say, no, I don't think she is going to die soon. I think when you are losing your mind, sometimes you come to terms with dying before you ever near that final stage. I find it amazing that the most anger my mom has ever shown about her disease is asking why it had to happen to us. Questioning is normal. I find myself much more angry and I am not even the one stuck with a decaying mind. Anyway, to give you an idea of her strength and the peace that the Lord has left in her soul I have chosen these words by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty:

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

*to hear the song above you will need to pause the playlist at the lower right side of my blog.


Linds said...

this is one of my most favorite songs. As sad as it is thinking about the reality of the situation, how sweet it is to know that your mom will be at the feet of our savior free from pain, loss of memory and the burden's of this terrible disease. I am continually praying for you and your family! I love you-- what an amazing witness you have!

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