Another Year Closer

-Excerpt from my book Never Ceasing: God’s Faithfulness in Grief

In cutting his earthly life short, God has withheld no good thing from our Hans. For the Christian, to die is gain, and Hans has surely gotten the better end of the deal. He is basking in the light of God’s presence, utterly shielded from all evil, rich with the benefits and blessings of God’s grace. Engulfed in His glory.

O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. Psalm 84:12

Johannes August Josef Nolywaika

. . . I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand . . .

Psalm 31:14

4 thoughts on “Another Year Closer

  1. Love and hugs to you, Kim, as you go through these two difficult days. Birthdays and homegoing days are hard…so many conflicting emotions and thoughts.
    I love your writing; thank you for sharing your heart and Hans with us.

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  2. nancymedford1

    May the Lord of peace and hope comfort you and your family today. Those anniversaries are always there. I’m sorry your Hans is not with you. He definitely has the better end of the deal….for now. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

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