Our last blog was full of joy and celebrating the Yambetta New Testament is certainly a time to celebrate, dance and be filled with joy.
Last Saturday the Yambetta New Testament was dedicated. November 25th is also David’s birthday, which was a time to be born for him 42 years ago. It was also for us, a day to weep and mourn. DeAnna’s grandpa unexpectedly passed away on November 21st. He was going about his day in his usual way – feeding cattle, repairing farm equipment and enjoying his environment. We are grateful that he wasn’t ill, didn’t suffer and passed the way he would prefer – just sit down to relax and be called home.
His passing has been a shock wave in our family. Although, he was a believer, had 85 years here and we have many reasons to celebrate his life; we are in a time of mourning.
This morning I was reminded of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear down and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Ecc 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”