Friday, October 3, 2008

On, By, For

Last week he left her after 75 years of marriage - incredible, but maybe not what you think. He left her for heaven just after they celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. I held her hand today as she wept for him, for herself, and as she proclaimed the glories of God. Through the tears, struggling to breath because of her own poor health, she cried, "We had good times and we had bad times, but Jesus saw us through them all. I live on Jesus and I live by Jesus and I live for Jesus. He will see me through." In the midst of this crooked and perverse generation, the testimony of the power of the cross is still as powerful and bright as it was on that rugged hill so long ago.