Friday, January 16, 2009

Grandpa Bruce . . .


My Grandpa Bruce died today. . . His passing triggered a deep ache in my soul, yet I simultaneously sensed a release of Divine peace. The longing of his heart to be eternally settled the tangible presence of God has been fulfilled. He has been forever lifted from the hardship and pain of his earthly dwelling. . . released at last from the bars of bone and cage of flesh that held his spirit hostage. Though I feel waves of loss and grief wash over my soul, I am compelled to rejoice! I can almost see the sparkle in his eyes and a big, boyish grin on his face as he revels in the glory and magnificence of his Savior! Oh, how intoxicated he must be . . .

His body will be transported to Northern Indiana tomorrow. We will follow on Sunday . . . May the realities of heaven kiss earth and awaken our souls as we celebrate Grandpa’s life and legacy.

2 comments:

Michael, Adrian, Cole said...

My heart mourns AND rejoices with you during this time. As you know, my precious Dad G. also went to be with his Heavenly Father this past October. Your words captured the very essence of what I felt then and even now. Oh the joy that comes from HOPE in Christ Jesus. Praying for a safe trip this weekend.

John, Angela, and Briley Barker said...

Jess, I'm so sorry. His picture just makes my heart smile. I know it will be a trip full of deep sadness and joy too. We will be praying for a safe trip for your family.