A couple of years ago I attended a funeral service. The preacher told the people that whatever their relationship was with the deceased person, that is what it would be forever. Whatever was said was said, and whatever was unsaid would forever remain unsaid. He poignantly went on to say “what is written, is written.” Truly memorable words. On March 12, 2007 my mother went to be with the Lord. The day before she died I stood by her bedside, hoping she could hear me, and said goodbye. I told her that she was the best mother in the world and that one day we would see each other again. I thought it might be the last time I would see her alive, and it was. What is written is written, what was said was said, and by God’s grace I have no regrets.
When I was born again the Lord gave me a new heart and he gave me a new love for my parents. I am grateful that I was given that love before it was too late …
LOVE FROM ABOVE
Love your parents, love each one,
Love them for the good they’ve done,
Love them hard and love them long,
Love them still when they are wrong.
Love them young when all is bright,
Love them old in dark of night,
Love them oh so joyfully,
Love them in humility.
Love them with what matters most,
Love them in the Holy Ghost,
Love them truly from your heart,
Love them dear before you part.
Love a gift from God above,
Love is lasting, only love.
When their time on earth is spent,
You’ll have treasure heaven sent.
Cathy White 2010 ©
1 Corinthians 13 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.