Many of our loved ones have died and been welcomed home by Jesus, but the hardest death for us has been our son, Kevin. In December of 2004 our son died of congestive heart failure after a virus attacked his heart. He was 25 years old. We adopted him when he was 3 and in those first 3 years he had suffered greatly at the hands of those who were supposed to have loved him. What comforted me the most after his death was knowing that he was no longer in any emotional pain or mental anguish. He was at peace. He was really free for the first time ever and Jesus was there to welcome him home.
Thousands of soldiers have died to protect our freedom and to bring freedom to people in other countries. We must never take that for granted, and yet there is another kind of freedom that we need to seek even more. It is the sense of freedom we experience when we know that Jesus loves us so much He died for us ~ we have been saved by His grace, and we are free from sin! We have been given an eternal freedom through salvation!
Today as we remember those who have died before us and were welcomed home by Jesus, let us give thanks for their lives, and also for the free gift of eternal life God offers to each of us.
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