So many of us have mixed feelings about the time change taking place at two a.m. Sunday morning. “Oh, no! I lose an hour of sleep!” But to me that extra hour of daylight is well worth the loss of sleep. It heralds the start of those long and lovely days of summer after a long and snow-filled winter. Bring it on! Happy Saturday.
Our loss is God’s gain. Yesterday, we lost another wonderful member of our congregation. Joan was a true servant of God, wearing oh, so many hats, as she went about quietly seeing to many matters of our church. She was a friend, advisor, chief cook and bottle washer on many occasions, a money manager, a session member, a choir member, and the list goes on. As well as being so many things to her church family, Joan was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and devoted sister.
Psalm 116:15 says it well, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”.
I’m sure Joan is marching with all the other saints in heaven as we, her friends and family, take comfort in the fact that our loss is God’s gain.
Rest in peace, Saint Joan, rest in peace.