I woke up today, checking out my body systems (it has become somewhat of a routine lately). and as I lay there monitoring my breathing, my pulse, my comfort, out of the blue the memory of yesterdays worse news came to me, and once again my heart ached (both figuratively and physically). Yesterday I was informed that one of my newest friends had passed away in her sleep. Lisa was a wonderful woman. Generous, kind, thoughtful and with a hot passion for Jesus. Had it not been for these and many more wonderful attributes, I doubt that Lisa and I would have had the opportunity to meet, as we did. She volunteered as a counselor for my church’s drug and rehab program. I had the good fortune of attending one of her meetings while I was still working on the ‘drug and addictions’ section of my Hypnotherapy training. During that all-too-brief time Lisa held two group sessions a month. I found them very helpful, as did the participants, but more than that, I had the pleasure of Lisa’s friendship and though we were allotted such a short time, we were comrades, We shared in and about our Love of Jesus Christ, and today and always that knowledge will comfort me because, I have not lost a friend – I know exactly where she is, and someday I will join her.
See you soon Lisa, in the meantime, take note of the highlights so you can give me the royal tour when i get there. OK?
Your friend and comrade,
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That who ever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. or every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.