12:33 PM

“If there’s one thing certain to change your life, it’s death.” 

Death inevitably changes you, changes me.  I am all too familiar with death as many others are as well.  Death is no stranger to us here on earth.  I have a sister that HATES change; I however, don’t mind change.  Life is ever changing.  I find that even in the change HE is NEVER changing.  HE pursues us through the changes even the hard changes.  Death brought change for us all.  His Death brought His truth, His life, His grace, His strength and HE remains the same, faithful as the rising of the sun and setting of the same. HE. IS. And HE IS ALWAYS ENOUGH.  HE is HOPE and HE enables me to FLOAT.  

The last two weeks have been extremely difficult.  IF you do not know I lost my GRAND mother, she was more than a grandmother to me she was my mother. (Read more about how she became my mom HERE.)  Feeling waves of emotions strong as the ones whose mighty strength sweep your legs out from under you and carries you off into endless oceans of sadness.  Waves longing and promising to pull me down, pull me in, and drown me have swept over me, BUT…….

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.” (Is. 43:2)

When I began this challenge I had no inkling that DEATH was right around the corner awaiting to grasp me and burry me into depression, sadness, and bitterness.  However, DEATH where is your sting?  I have recently treaded through deep waters and know this to be true.  I FLOATED.  Just when I thought I was going to drown, as in years past, when death came to kill, steal and destroy this time I FLOATED.  I floated on oceans of tears.  I floated on WHO I KNOW him to be.  I FLOATED on HIS unchanging WORD.

Death has changed me, not just the passing of my mother, but also the death of CHRIST because HE died I can LIVE; I can FLOAT.  In the ark of HIS presence, I will float.  When oceans rise and thunders roll, I will simply float in the safety of HIS arms and love.  I have died myself and HE has HIDDEN me in Himself. 

 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” (Col. 3:3-4) 

Death is a shadow. (Ps. 23) I will not fear. In HIs death he overshadowed me and hid me.  I will hide, dwell in the shadow of the Most HIGH, once alone and hidden in the shadow of death, NOW I am alive and hidden in the shadow of His life. He conquered death and brought HOPE. Clinging to Him, I will FLOAT, light because HIS burden is easy and HIS yoke is light.  He is light, and He causes the shadows to reveal HIS life and HOPE. 

I am HIS and HE has redeemed me, today as I continue this 31 Day challenge, I am redeemed from the Depths of Death.  Though death may change us, leave us without here on earth; death in Christ will bring us LIFE never leaving us without. (John 10:10)  His death brings HOPE, LIFE, and allows me to FLOAT.

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  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thankful I can float along on hope when I am hurting.

    1. Barbie, thank you definitely a loss but such a gain for heaven. She was so very tired and ready to go. I have ups and downs, but I am so thankful for the life she led.

  2. A beautiful post. My favorite line is "I floated on oceans of tears." Great imagery. Hugs to you while you grieve the loss of your mother.

    1. Thank you Charity, she held a special place in my heart.

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