Joy and Sadness

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.”

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3 Responses to Joy and Sadness

  1. Pop-pop says:

    Jesus said “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” May you and your entire family find comfort both from the life of you grandpa, and from the knowledge that he is truly home with Jesus.

  2. Jill says:

    Continued prayers for comfort and peace for your family

  3. MawMaw says:

    Yes, this is a time for mourning. I’m so glad you took the picture that day. He was glad to see and hear Jonah sing. I loved reading your post about him. Tears of sadness today for us, but not without hope…he knew whom he had believed and was pursuaded that He was able to keep that which he had committed unto Christ.

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