Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15
We will miss them. For many, they were always around. They might be a family member, close friend, or role model.
For me, a recent passing of one of His saints struck quite close. He was a point of reference to look back on when I would lose my focus. He was a great comfort and source of counsel. He was the one that remained calm even when provoked so far as to become angry.
Somehow, I always knew he would be there. But now he is not. And though, time and distance has seen us grow apart, there was always that bond that would draw us together. When we would have an opportunity, he would make time just to have lunch with me.
Now he has passed on to the glorious presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And it is He alone that made our friendship in this world possible. To me, he was the embodiment of what it means to be Christ-like. I ask myself, “what good did his passing accomplish if I am so sad?” Just this…
As I saw Christ in him, I want people to see Christ in me.
Lord, Thank you for the life shared with me that was a dear saint to You. Help me to rejoice with You. Help me to be Christ-like as he was Christ-like. In Your Name I pray…