This Peace

It’s a whisper in my ear
It’s a shiver up my spine
It’s the gratitude I feel for all that’s right
It’s a mystery appeal
That’s been granted me tonight
This peace
This peace
Sara Groves, This Peace

We had Grandma’s calling hours tonight. It’s amazing the peace provided by the assurance of Heaven. Instead of a sense of sadness which many experience when dealing with death, there was a very real sense of excitement. Looking at Grandma in her casket brought tears of joy to my eyes. It was just a body, just a shell, just a temporary home. It was obvious by looking at her that the “life” was gone. Not because of death, but because her life was an eternal life. Probably the most famous of Scriptures, even amongst non-believers, provides the assurance we all seek. Seen at every major sporting event, John 3:16, is a promise all can cling to. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” I can’t imagine facing death without that guarantee. Without a hope for something better, for healing, for happiness, for peace.

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