Believers Never Die

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live.”  John 11:25

When my father and then my mother passed away, then my late husband, all within a 10 year period, I felt lost. All of a sudden there was no one to answer my questions…my mother about a recipe…my father about some of our ancestors or how to plant something…my husband about getting the car fixed or support for a conflict in the church. There was no one who could fill their shoes I was lost—I began to write. I wrote my memories—then I wrote words that seemed to come from my fingers, for they had not been in my mind—then I gleaned from the Psalms encouraging words that seemed to be God speaking to and through me.

God waited patiently for me to work through my grief and able to stand on solid ground once again. He is my Rock and my fortress. After a few years God opened up a brand new chapter in my life and led me to Del. This is proof to me that I was never alone and that God has a plan and will never waiver from it. When there seems to be no way. God will make a way. Only believe.

Dear Lord, You are the resurrection and the life. With You I am never alone…I may be lonely, but I am not alone! Thank You for loving me so much, undeserving as I am. One day I hope to be in heaven with You. May it be so. Meanwhile, please take care of all my loved ones who have gone on before. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site

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