Gravestone. But not the end of the story!

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.   So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.   O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?   The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.   But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.   Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.             –I Corinthians 15:52-58

I was not prepared for the shock of emotion that hit me when I saw the marker for the first yesterday.  The awful reality of my Sweet Harriet’s departure is now etched in stone. And the promise of the Scriptures is ever more assuring and encouraging!

One thought on “Gravestone. But not the end of the story!

  1. Dear Dun,

    I well know your sorrow and empathize with you. It will soon be four years since my sweetheart went to Heaven. I read, ” You will get through this rough time, but you will never get over it.” I know that is so true.

    Recently when my kids, Paul and Julie visited me, we placed new flowers on the headstone at the cemetary where we buried Dale. Pat has taken me there several times.

    I enjoy your writings, so keep sending them to me. In Christ’s boundless love, Arvalee

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