For all of you who have lost a loved one, here is a note I found from my father. It has been a year since his passing and he wrote this to me when I was a young child.
“Life is the greatest of all adventures. Be all you can be and enjoy it to the full. Of course, do so thoughtfully, taking care not to harm others either deliberately or inadvertently insofar as you can. It is good to learn from past mistakes but don’t waste time and life with regrets. Keep looking forward! Life is to be enjoyed”.
Let us strive to live in Christ as new creations. Let the old you pass away and the new YOU be full of joy and grace. Amen!
Sandy Reddig, part of the staff at the Purple Door Church
James 1:1-27 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. …
Colossians 3:13 Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.