Peace that surpasses understanding

Moonlit oceanI recently had the privilege of visiting a fellow writer who was in the last stages of her life. I call it a privilege because she was such a graceful example of someone finishing well. Although her life was filled with some extraordinary challenges, in the last years of her relatively short life it was apparent to everyone who knew her that she loved the Lord. She claimed the promises of the Bible and used the various talents God gave her to glorify Him.

What strikes me the most as I dwell upon my friend’s life was that every mistake, disappointment or heartache she dealt with as a much younger woman were entirely forgotten after realizing God had given her a new identity as a child of His. Because of such a transformation, she knew she was already a resident of heaven and was simply waiting to take that final step.

In light of that it was beyond comforting to witness the kind of peace only someone so certain of her destination can have. It was the kind of experience that will no doubt stay with me, because she so vividly acted out her faith in a way every Christian hopes to do. Not only was she was an example to me, but to other friends and family, doctors and nurses and hospice staff as well—truly a wonderful legacy!

We’re left to celebrate the blessed lives of such people, and look forward to the day we’ll see them again. Truly, God is the Great Comforter, isn’t He?

About Maureen Lang

Author of a dozen novels, Maureen Lang has won the Selah Award, a Holt Medallion, FHL's Reader's Choice Award, and been a finalist in such contests as the Christy, the Rita, the Carol, Book Buyer's Best, and others. Before publication she was the recipient of a Golden Heart and a Genesis (then called the Noble Theme). She resides with her husband and kids in the Chicago area. Titles by Maureen Lang All In Good Time Bees In The Butterfly Garden Springtime Of The Spirit Whisper On The Wind Look To The East My Sister Dilly On Sparrow Hill The Oak Leaves Remember Me Pieces Of Silver
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3 Responses to Peace that surpasses understanding

  1. homelife7597 says:

    God is truly amazing! We are living proof. Thank you for this Post and for witnessing your friend’s last days of wanting to be with God.


  2. believe4147 says:

    I was with my mother-in-law when she met the Lord in her death. Strange sounding, but it was amazing. One moment I held her hand and in the next briefest period of time the Lord held her. I could not grieve for her joy and I learned firsthand there is no fear in death for the child of God.


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