Simply Sunday~A Promise of New Life

Yesterday my husband and I stopped by my Mom’s grave. I miss my Mom terribly but I know without a doubt, Mom is in heaven.

That doesn’t make me miss her any less, and for some reason I have a need to go and visit her grave regularly.

I can’t explain it except that that is the last place I saw her earthly body and sometimes I just need to go and spend time there.

Many times I go by myself but yesterday Wayne went with me.

We stopped and got flowers and as we were driving to the cemetery, Wayne said, “Cyndi, you know those flowers are going to die in this cold weather, right?”

Yep, I do, but I still want to take flowers for Valentine’s Day. He smiles at me and says, “Okay.”

When we got there, there was snow on the ground and it was really, really cold.

I put my flowers in front of Mom’s grave and as I was walking around I saw the buttercups we had planted starting to pop up out of the ground.

Buttercups were my Mom’s favorite flower. She loved Spring and the promise of new life.

Those buttercups were a sweet reminder to me that Mom has that new life too!

In something as simple as buttercups starting to sprout out of the ground I’m reminded that we have a heavenly home.

For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

Today, no matter what you’re going through I want you to know that it’s temporary.

You may not understand it right now but it’s all in God’s plan. Remember, we’re not home yet!

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Comments

  1. Cyndi, Thanks for that word of encouragement. I hope to meet you and your sister at Blissdom!

  2. I can’t imagine your loss. It very hard. Especially hard when you had a good relationship.
    God be with you.

  3. We’re not home yet. YES!

  4. Oh how I needed that awesome message this day-a very very long night and your comforting message was just so for me this day. It is temporary, that I know- been some rough days lately. Know you have us tucked in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you-always continue to remember you and yours.

  5. Amen! So thankful for God’s promise of eternal (and new) life!! Thank you for the wonderful reminder today Cyndi. Hope you have a blessed day!

  6. I lost my Mother and miss her as well. Your post was just perfect as my own Mother has been on my mind the last few weeks more than usual. I miss her and wish we could talk and she could see the things my daughter is doing. You are so right about new life. Thanks for being real with your posts.
    Blessings and Shalom,
    Jen

  7. I feel your pain as I miss my Mother also. This month is her birthday too… I miss her everday but I do know she is rejoicing in heaven like your Mom is too…love you girl…

  8. Cyndi,
    Love this post and the promise! My last couple of weeks have been hard for a few reasons and in the middle of it all, God continually reminded me to keep an eternal perspective…live with the glorious promise in mind! Earthly troubles pale.
    Happy Sunday to you.
    Amanda

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