Sunday, November 15, 2009

In Loving Memory

For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and on the last day I shall rise out of the earth.
~Job 19:25

This Sunday I am breaking from my regular Sunday Meditations in order to remember my grandfather who passed away this Friday. While he will be missed, this is not a sad death~my grandfather lived to be 100 years old and was never seriously ill a day in his life. He also had the full capacity of his very sharp mind right up through his last day. He died at home, peacefully in his sleep on Friday morning. Today my family will celebrate his wonderful life.
I would ask that you pray for the repose of his soul and to keep my family in your prayers as well.
As is my usual custom on Sundays, I am closing comments for this post but thank you in advance for your prayers.

Carlo Johns
July 8, 1909~November 13, 2009

Eternal rest grant him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all the faithful departed rest in Your peace.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.