With Him

As many of you may have heard by now, sweet Sara is with her Father.

I’m leaving tomorrow to attend her wake and funeral with Jess, and all day I have been praying about it. I have so many thoughts and emotions welling up inside of me, and although I wasn’t as close to Sara as many of her dear friends, her life blessed me so much.

I spent my quiet time this morning in 2nd Timothy…reading and re-reading while I considered the beauty of a life well-lived. Over the years I have learned to listen to the holy nudges Jesus gives me when I’m reading and I need to write more about what I have learned. I’m processing that, and thanking Sara for leading me into a place of quiet reflection.

I’m preparing my heart for this week and also for the work that I need to do in my own life in order to bring glory to Him the way that saints (like Sara) have done before me.

I want to write more, but Charlotte just woke up and dinner is about to burn. I need to go be a momma for now, but my fingers are pounding out the letters as quickly as they can, because, well…you never know how much time you will have to say the words you want to say.

I was praying you all earlier today, praying that we could be the kind of community that blesses one another and loves well. I thought about Sara and the way her blog represented the face of Jesus so well…

We live in an age where we get to have glimpses into one another’s lives in ways we never have before, and I want to encourage you to be bold in your faith. You never know who might click over, wondering about this Jesus and what His people are like.

If someone were to come to your blog today, would they walk away saying this?

She is compelled by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I saw that in Sara.

In her living and in her dying.

It’s our privilege to share Him with a watching world, and tomorrow I will get on a plane to celebrate the life of a woman who did that exquisitely.

I get goosebumps on my arms thinking of the words she has already heard, and can feel tears well up inside as I consider the magnitude of beauty she is experiencing.

Well done, good and faithful one…

May we all hear those words one day, and in the meantime, may we live lives that anticipate them.

With love for Sara and prayer for those who will walk with a limp until they see her again~


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