Our Life Story

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Our Life Story Begins, Changes, But Doesn’t End

Our life story begins on this current earth as a thing of wonder. I remember when Shane was born. He didn’t cry, but was wide eyed and just looking around at this new world around him. As his mother, I had many hopes and dreams for his life. I worked hard to keep him safe and happy. I did my best to give him a strong foundation. And most importantly, surround him with the knowledge of God’s love for him.

our life story

From the beginning of life on this current earth, God has shown us that He loves us. Though we live in a fallen world with sorrow and pain, God did not and does not want us to live a life without Him. He provided our Savior, Jesus, to reconcile us to our heavenly Father as God has always wanted to have a relationship with each of us. With the free will He gave us, we choose to have a relationship with Him or not. Shane chose to have this relationship with the Lord many years ago. And his happiest years on this current earth were probably when he was involved in youth group.

Many chase after religion or discount religion for one reason or another, but it is not about religion at all, it is about a relationship. Jesus showed us that, when He came down on earth and also in His word. He knows all we go through. He understands us even when nobody else does or even when we don’t really understand ourselves.

He knows this world can be difficult, riddled with physical and emotional pains that can feel unbearable at times. He also enjoys when we have happy times on this current earth. I think we tend to forget that.

He knows why we think and do the things we do. It is all part of a person’s life story. There are joys and there are pains. Some people have long life stories and some short. Irregardless, the Lord still wants to be part of it. Though we may not understand all of our life story, when we get to heaven, we will see how all the parts have worked to our good to help us in the roles we may have in heaven. 

Shane had this relationship with Jesus, though he was struggling with some things internally, the Lord was with him. He has rescued him from this current earth as we all shall be when it is our time. God’s word tells us that when we take our last breath on earth, we take our next one in heaven. Death is not the end, but just another step along the way to our place with Jesus.

I wish I could have fixed every hurt and every struggle my son was facing. Maybe that is not even the answer. There are just no words to express the sadness and the emptiness I feel in the world without my son here, but when the Lord gently reminds me that Shane is safe and surrounded in the Lord’s love in heaven, my heart is comforted. I know he has simply gone ahead to a place where we will also be. So, it is not goodbye forever, but until heaven then when we see you again.

The chapter of Shane’s life story on this current earth has ended, but his never ending life story begins in the presence of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

For those reading this who have loss someone they love, I hope you can take comfort in this.

And the best encouragement ever in this time of sadness and loss is that we too will meet up with Jesus and our loved ones that have gone ahead of us, where our never ending life story will also begin.

I love you Shane and I look forward to the better world we will live in together, but until then, who am I supposed to talk with for hours about Trump? It is just not the same, believe me.

When I think about your life story, Shane, I think about when you sprung out as a newborn, wide-eyed with wonder at your amazing surroundings. Then, I think about how you must have woke up to heaven, wide-eyed with wonder again, but wonder that is everlasting. I love you! Until Heaven Then Shane when I see you again.


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