Let me tell you about a friend of mine. Her loving, stalwart and amazingly blessed husband is kissing her in this picture. Her name is Diann Hunt, and if you love to read romantic comedy, you’ve likely read her work. In fact, one of her wonderful novels is being made into a movie. Watch for it late next spring or early summer. For Better or For Worse. Look for her blog at http://www.diannhunt.com You’ll be powerfully touched by her honest, loving, often hilarious words.
Today, Tuesday, December 3, her funeral is being held in her hometown, where I know the place will be packed with those who have been touched by her kindness. I know we’re always saying good things about those who have left loved ones behind. I can truly say that I’ve seen Diann grow spiritually in a powerful way as she has fought the hideous evil of ovarian cancer for years, and believe me, she was a powerful force for Christ before this cancer hit, possibly because before this, she battled leukemia. Oh, yeah, Diann’s been hit hard in the last decade of her life. During that time, she has drawn so close to God that her written words have reached out and touched many hearts with great power, as if spoken by the Holy Spirit.
Now that I’ve introduced you, please get to know Diann for yourself. And please, this morning if you think about it, and in the coming days, would you spare a prayer for the family and friends who loved her? We’ve lost a true daughter of God. We know without a doubt she’s in a happier place, and I can almost hear her laughter from here. Please pray for those left behind. She is past the need for our prayers.