Dianne is in South Dakota today for the funeral of her grandmother, Alice Anderson.
At 97, she had seen more than most people. A lot of life – she is survived by 54 great-grandchildren! And a lot of death – parents, siblings, children, sons-in-law, grandchildren.
A few days ago she told her family she was ready to go see Jesus.
And now she does! I wonder if living in the light and presence of Jesus, even at the beginning of her eternity, makes 97 years seem short to her right now?
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. James 4:13-14 NASB