Thursday, November 24, 2011

Too Short!

  Lena McKinney - we call her Granny - has completed her mission on this earth. The Lord took her yesterday after she had a heart attack.
    She was 95 years old, and that may sound like a lot, but it is too short! For people like Granny TOO SHORT! In the forty years with her as my grandmother, including the four years I lived with her while going to college, all my memories are good, wholesome, life-giving, God-glorifying, fun experiences. This rotten world needs more people like Granny. Two hundred years wouldn't have been enough.
    And that is why Heaven is so right. Thank God this is NOT the end. I am so thankful for the privilege of being her grandson, of learning the meaning of God's grace from her, for the years of her loving service to generation after generation, and the glory, wondrous glory, she is experiencing right now.
    Edda told our youngest son Lucas. He was sad, but he brightened up when he thought of all the people she would get to see again: her husband Harold, her son Chuck, her great-granddaughter Brienna. Then he said excitedly, "She will see Abraham!" Then came Moses, and Peter, and Daniel, and a long list of Bible characters she will get to know in person.
    Oh Granny, how we miss you!
        Joseph, Edda, Lydia, Samuel, and Lucas

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