My brother in law passed away unexpectedly a few days ago. Not exactly the best way to open up, but when I started writing for Beloved, I promised myself I would write from my heart and let His message flow through me. And right now, my heart is… struggling to focus on anything but his death. I’ve picked up my iPad numerous times, only to find myself staring out the window with nothing written down. And when I do start to write, I’m unable to see the screen because my eyes fill with tears. So in advance, please forgive the typos. I’m relying on Siri’s dictation capabilities… and she likes to mess with me (possibly because I may have hypothetically called her stupid a few times).
“Hello beautiful Beloved ladies, before you read the post below, I want to give you a little background on it first. Ginger sent me this blog post at the end of January and I was holding it until it felt like it was the right time. As I was praying about what the Lord wanted to say to you this week, He reminded me of this blog.
We have a world that is dealing with loss from a virus on a scale we haven’t seen in our lifetime and Ginger’s vulnerability and transparency at how the Lord met her in the place of grief is beautiful and moving. Beloved, God loves each one of us (and our loved ones) so much that He sent Jesus to take care of everything that would separate us from Him and when it is time for us to go all the way Home to Him, He will be there to meet us.” – Pastor Cindy Grasso
by Ginger Goss
When I don’t know where to start or what He wants me to share, I’m convinced our Heavenly Daddy leads me to where I’m to read. So I flipped open my Bible, and my eyes immediately rested on…
“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything, give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV).
And then I thought… Wait… Uhhhhh… Daddy, I think this is the wrong page for today. How about I flip again?
No. You’re where I sent you. I want you to REJOICE. Give THANKS for THIS.
But it’s hard. We miss him. He was taken home too soon. This hurts. So much.
Daughter, that’s My point exactly. THIS. ISN’T. HOME. It’s a place for you to WORK and THEN … come HOME. I’ve made contracts with each of you to do specific jobs. No one has the same role. Some assignments take longer to accomplish than others. Some finish up quickly. BUT everyone goes home when they complete their contract. His was done. He did what I hired him to do. I hired YOU for a specific purpose, too. Your job isn’t complete. Keep working. Keep doing what I set before YOU to do. Let him be your inspiration to keep going… to keep striving to get your own work done. Quit crying because he got to go home before you. Give THANKS … REJOICE… your brother is FINALLY HOME!
“Rejoice ALWAYS. Pray WITHOUT ceasing. In EVERYTHING, give THANKS for THIS is the will of GOD in Christ Jesus for YOU.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV
Ginger Goss is an amazing woman whose life shines as a testimony of her relationship with Jesus. She has many gifts and serves the Lord with trust and humility. One of her gifts is that she can write. I am honored to get to share her words with you. I know you will be blessed by her today! – Cindy Grasso