“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”
(Picture 1- Imogene with Vicky: Picture 2: Imogene with her husband, Herman)
How can God call death “precious?” How can we say, “Amen” or “Even so, Lord God?”
This pictures show what can happen when Alzhmeizer’s hits, even after only a few short years, maybe two or three. Imogene Cupps, the mother of my precious daughter-in-law, remained fairly contented, happy to see family, and sweet in spite of confusion.
For some time she has held a baby doll, loving and caring for it. It had been placed in the casket with Imogene. Before the last closing of the casket, I saw the mortician take the doll out and give it to Vicky. Vicky told me she had intended for it to stay with her mother, but she realized her mother was not there and she did not want the doll buried alone. That is the confidence that God gives those who believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. No longer in the grave! But a strong and healthy spirit (body) gone to be alive in Jesus!
So that is why we can be thankful in spite of death – even thankful for death. Because death is not only the end; it is the Beginning of Forever. We cry tears of grief, sorrow, loneliness, but “not grieving as those with no hope” (Paul, I Thes. 4:13).
WE’LL SEE YOU LATER, IMOGENE CUPPS.