(click here.) A tribute to Lorena - photos and music
Thank you all for your prayers and kind words at this time.
· Correction: At the funeral for Lorena I said, “The Bible tells me that there is no marriage in heaven, but I see no prohibition with having best friends. Lorena was my best friend here, so I’m looking forward to that.“Allow me to correct that a little
I love one of John Pipers quote. Just substitute 'Lorena' for the word 'he' and you how encouraging his words are to me: He had become so embedded in your life that for him to be absent is, yes, for part of you yourself to be absent. That’s true. Things will never be just the same again. And it would dishonor him to think that they should be. But consider this: not all that you became by union with him is lost. You know it’s not. You became a wiser, deeper, better person because of life with him. He did not take all of that with him when he left. You know he didn’t. You know who you are. And what you became through him is not less, but more than you were before he entered your life. God has not made you less, but more. Things will never be the same. That’s true. But God’s call on your life now is to be the person you became through love with your husband, for the glory of God.
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