Editors:
Cathy Sifuentez
Christy Reynolds

Central Sisters Write
Published by the Women’s Ministry at Central Church of Christ, Amarillo, TX

News Letter
March
 2008

It is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.  Philippians 2:13 NIV

 

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y Prayer For You

My niece is a 2nd grader. In their class at school, they were reading a book that talked about a little girl and her grandmother who liked to lie in the grass and look up at the sky. The little girl asked her grandmother what was in the sky. The grandmother told the little girl that it was a place where people went to watch over those left on Earth. The grandmother explained that people stayed on Earth by holding onto the grass and, when they let go, they were free to go to the sky. Not long after this conversation in the book, the grandmother let go of the grass and went up to the sky. My niece told her teacher that that was what her Mammy had done. You see, Mammy is what my niece and nephew called my precious mother. And she did let go of this Earth last January. Now, she is in Heaven, cancer-free with her perfect body. She has her voice and her laugh back. And the room doesn’t spin any longer from the stroke that brought constant dizziness to her brain. She is whole, complete, and most importantly with Christ. Interestingly, I get more comfort from the fact that she is whole and perfect than the fact that she is with Christ. Let me explain myself: there wasn’t a moment on this Earth when she wasn’t with Christ. Christ is who brought her through ten long years of pain from illness. Christ was her companion and comfort when she wasn’t sure she could take any more. Christ was her joy despite the pain, her hope in spite of the poor prognosis. Christ is the reason that people still talk of her life and glorify God for the woman she was. He was so evident in her interactions with her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. Christ was experienced by those caring for her in the hospital and hospice. So many of them could hardly put into words the blessing they encountered when they entered her room. So, it is no surprise to me that she is with Christ. That is where she’s always been. And reflecting on her life, seeing Christ in her in so many ways, I am encouraged to take Him as my companion, my comfort, my strength, my love here on Earth. So, that is my prayer for you. Though you look toward Heaven and perfection with Christ, seek Him and hold Him in your heart on Earth, and you will be immensely blessed.

—Amber Weems

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