Monday, October 25, 2010

Day Twenty-Five (of 31 Days)

A frail and lovely man who was strong in spirit and in his love for the Lord, drew as close to God as he could last night. Elwood Holloway, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa took his last breath at ninety-one years of age and is in the presence of His Saviour.
Just imagine it! Imagine a life that has walked with God, trained his children and grandchildren to follow Him as well, leaving a legacy, now joins his wife in heaven. This tender-hearted farmer bowed his head at a moment's notice to lift up his loved one's before this God he now embraces. How difficult it can be, at times, to draw close here on earth but still, rewarding. Picturing it from Elwood's perspective now... oh, the elation! So, imagine your God today, dear friends, when you come before Him. Picture the reality of who He is and what will be at the end of your journey here on earth. Draw close today with that in mind.

3 comments:

Camille said...

Beautiful Heather! So sorry for your loss! So happy that you are all assured of his relationship to his Saviour...such a comfort.

Blessings to you this day my friend!

With Love,
Camille

Karen said...

Heather what a beautiful post.. and yet sorry for yours and your familys lose.. In church Sunday as we were worshiping and praying,, I just leaned slightly forward and imagined as if my the side of my face was pressed up against the chest of our heavenly father.. at that moment and as of lately,,that has been my source of comfort..the one true source that I KNOW i can count on.. so when I make it to heaven,,that is the one thing i look forward to doing..just let me lean in and lay my face in your chest and know that Im gonna be fine..
Great post.. thank you very much..

Craig and Bethany said...

Elwood. What a nice name. Pretty amazing that he is at the feet of Almighty God now. Completely amazing. My sincere condolences for your loss.