Mitch Pearson is an elder at BBC, a member of the Board of Directors of Desiring God, and one of the men of the church that I want to be like.
His wife, Mary, died from leukemia in May of 2010.
The six minute video below was created for the baptism of Mary and Mitch’s oldest daughters in September 2011. You will see two young women living ‘as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.’
May all of us have children who speak of their mothers this way! And, more importantly, may they embrace the God their mothers clung to until the very end of this life.
As Christians, we should never just gloss over pain. It is real, and we feel it deeply. But there is a way to understand it in light of hope.
Mitch closed his Caring Bridge entry with this:
Keep us in your prayers as we continue to move forward. We are learning to live without Mary, but it is not easy, and it is not suppose to be easy. We miss her greatly, and have the great hope that one day in the near future, when we will stand before the Throne of God, and we will not only see Jesus’ face, we will also see Mary again and all those who have gone before us and will never have to be separated again.
Praising God for a future to come.