Hope and Burying a Loved One

Four of Nine

“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor to the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on or behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6.19-20

Today my sister is to bury her husband. Her three little girls—six years old, four years old, and two years old—are going to say a final goodbye to their daddy. Just a week ago, none of them would have imagined that this was even a possibility, but now, after the casseroles have been delivered, the casket bought, and the floral arrangements smelled, it is all too real.

A life with my sister has given me ample opportunity to be proud of her. I have been amazed at the way she has raised her little girls to love Jesus. I have treasured story after story…

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