Yesterday my husband and I stopped by my Mom’s grave. I miss my Mom terribly but I know without a doubt, Mom is in heaven.
That doesn’t make me miss her any less, and for some reason I have a need to go and visit her grave regularly.
I can’t explain it except that that is the last place I saw her earthly body and sometimes I just need to go and spend time there.
Many times I go by myself but yesterday Wayne went with me.
We stopped and got flowers and as we were driving to the cemetery, Wayne said, “Cyndi, you know those flowers are going to die in this cold weather, right?”
Yep, I do, but I still want to take flowers for Valentine’s Day. He smiles at me and says, “Okay.”
When we got there, there was snow on the ground and it was really, really cold.
I put my flowers in front of Mom’s grave and as I was walking around I saw the buttercups we had planted starting to pop up out of the ground.
Buttercups were my Mom’s favorite flower. She loved Spring and the promise of new life.
Those buttercups were a sweet reminder to me that Mom has that new life too!
In something as simple as buttercups starting to sprout out of the ground I’m reminded that we have a heavenly home.
For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:1-5
Today, no matter what you’re going through I want you to know that it’s temporary.
You may not understand it right now but it’s all in God’s plan. Remember, we’re not home yet!
Have a blessed Sunday!