The next two days will be a struggle. I must be strong. We will find ourselves standing in front of the coffin and once again facing a father, grandfather and friend. We will never shake his huge hands, give him hugs in which he loved dearly or hold him, except in our memories. The lasting impact is called remembering. At first, we will speak of him often I am sure, but as the years fade away it will be less and less. The comfort I feel, knowing, He is resting in God and we will see him again in the life hereafter. God’s Spirit is comfort to me. God’s Spirit is my strength.
Remembering in definition means to recall something forgotten, keeping in memory, retain information and committed to memory. God speaks of remembering several times throughout the Bible. Our mind can be beautiful and complex and should be saturated with His Spirit.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
God wants us to remember the things that bring us life and happiness. He wants us to use His Word and His Spirit. Each day, take time to reflect not only on the happy memories of someone special, but also what God has done for you. Remember His ways, He who remembers all things wishes to bring you comfort and rest.