When Flowers Fade


Seems like the older I get the

faster the seasons come and go…

and the challenges that accompany

them. This has been especially true

this year. Two sudden deaths in

our family left us heart broken.

A special niece the day after Christmas, followed by the death of a brother-in law just six months later.

We traveled to South Alabama both times, wanting to give support and comfort as

our family grieved the loss of loved ones together.

Now months later, we are about to witness another changing season. Soon flowers

of summer will fade and fall as the heat of summer gives way to shorter days and

cooler temperatures. Winter is soon to follow.

I don’t feel ready for another winter. Seems like we just got through the last one.

Yet I love this time of the year when Autumn’s vibrant colors cause me to pause

and reflect on the faithfulness of God during the changing seasons of our lives.

Even the season of death and sorrow cannot take away the hope of seeing our

loved ones again. We believe they are just beyond the thin veil that separates

heaven and earth. What a great reunion in heaven awaits those who place their

trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our lives may seem like fading flowers on this earth, but we believe we will bloom

again in heaven for eternity.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, so that whoever

believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

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