Luke 13:1-17; Genesis 23; Psalm 16
I’m not going to make specific comments on any verse today, it’s been a tough one. I was standing in line at the bank when the phone call came that my mother had passed away. It wasn’t unexpected, she’d cheated death twice before and wasn’t doing too well the last few weeks. It’s still hard. All three passages deal with death: Luke dealing with the truth that all people face death, and not just the worst sinners, Abraham dealing with the death of his wife, and Psalms dealing with the death of a righteous one. I just couldn’t concentrate enough to write. I thought of people I needed to call, and almost called her number a couple of times.
I will say that I was blessed to have such an amazing mother who showed love and grace to others at all times. I believe that she was committed to Jesus Christ, and that gives me comfort. I have amazing siblings who all work together. God is good. But that doesn’t mean I can write today. Send prayers heavenward if you will, knowing that God comforts us in our afflictions. Take the time to hug someone you love if they’re close enough, or reach out on the phone if they’re far away. I expect to be back and ready to write tomorrow.