One final memory given, so that his daughter, Josie, could remember it always. He knew he would not last to share the moment of walking her down the wedding aisle when she was older. A father and daughter moment to cherish. The moment he would miss. So, as a dying Fathers wish, an 11 yr old girls wedding was created, so that they could still experience this moment together.
Another, cancer victim, a mother of a one year old, passes away before getting to watch her daughter grow up. Missing all the memories,like her daughters first steps.
The father steps in and recreates memories of their wedding and photos of memories with his wife, with their daughter in her mothers place.
Memories to hold on to when she grew up. Something to look to, to remind her of her mother.
There are so many more stories like these that fill this world. Of death come too soon and children losing someone so special to them.
With Easter looming ahead, I was reminded of the main story. The one that came with pain and agony of losing our Father. With a death of torture and pain.
The Bible a story for us to remember what He did for us and why.
He was young,too. A man in His prime. Not a bitter word passed His mouth, just love and patience for His children. With time coming to an end, He spent it reminding His disciples to stay strong. To not be filled with this world and lose sight of His coming. He shared with them that times would be hard ahead but if we hold firm to His word, we will make it. To pray moment by moment. Throughout His final week on earth, He didnt "party" His life away,drinking His sorrows. Living in the "moment". In the last days, He spent it everyday in the temple and at night He would go to the Mount of Olives to pray. He knew the importance of how He needed to spend His time before the trials ahead. The memories He needed to create, the words we would read, as a reminder of how we need to be. To hold firm in our last days, to press forward to our God. Time is coming to a close, my friends, and soon we will be with our redeemer. Soon, these lives that were lost, will be awakened by the trumpet, and will be back the arms of their children.
Let us be awake and ready for this moment. To not be "asleep" in this world and miss it.
1 Corinthians 15:52
in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
"Be careful not to spend your time having parties and getting drunk or worrying about this life. If you do that, you won’t be able to think straight, and the end might come when you are not ready. It will come as a surprise to everyone on earth. So be ready all the time. Pray that you will be able to get through all these things that will happen and stand safe before the Son of Man.”
During the day Jesus taught the people in the Temple area. At night he went out of the city and stayed all night on the Mount of Olives. Every morning all the people got up early to go listen to Jesus at the Temple.