There is nothing harder than to lose a loved one, except perhaps knowing what to say to the family they leave behind. We fumble with our words; search for just the right sympathy card; can’t decide if we should mourn the loss, or rejoice in their entrance to the kingdom of heaven and debate if a visit to the family would be one of comfort or imposition. One thing we know we can and should do is honor their memory and lift up their loved ones in prayer.
On March 30th, Sherle Lynn Canning went to be with our Lord after a long battle with illness. Her remembrance describes her as a woman who embodied motherhood. She was as a loving, selfless, and caring person who was a great listener, yet had a very light-hearted and fun side to her.
We pray that God in His infinite wisdom and mercy be a source of strength and comfort to Sherle’s loved ones.
A Time for Everything
To every thing there is a season; and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time reap.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to break down and a time to build up.
A time to weep and a time to laugh.
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 KJV
While we weep and mourn for now, we know that times of comfort and joy will come. Likewise, let us be aware that when circumstances of life bring about weeping and mourning, the circle of our lifetime will also bring times to laugh and dance.