Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Well Done, My Child.....Enter In"

Heaven Minded
by Aaron Johnson
written for and inspired by our dear sister in Christ,
Karen Richardson, who has lost her battle to cancer,
but has great victory over death!

Heaven's wonders seem so far away,
Living life on earth from day to day;
Chasing dreams of carnal goals and gain...
Love the comfort, but avoid the pain.

But You desire our lives to show,
That You alone are our true home;
You don't want us living for the fog
When Your sunlight's to come!

O God, please make us heaven minded
So our yearning is set on You.
More than any earthly pleasure,
May our soul's treasure be true.

When I think Your glory I will see...
Dwell on all Your fearsome majesty;
Ponder kneeling at Your holy throne,
Marvels beyond all I've ever known.

Your kind intention has brought us close,
Your perfect love casts out our fear;
You have given life so we might live
Knowing Your reign is near!

O God, please make us heaven minded,
Kingdom glories the prize to win,
Longing for that day when You'll say,
"Well done, My child, enter in."

"Enter in, My blood has paid the price for you!
Enter in, My boundless grace has brought you through!
Well done, My child, enter in."

Karen, you will be sorely missed by so many who love you, but we also are able to greatly rejoice knowing what marvelous wonders you are experiencing right now..... Indeed we know that the Lord has said to you...."Well done, My child! My good and faithful servant, enter in!" I can only hope and pray to be a good and faithful servant in half as many ways as you were....only by the grace of God.....


Kristin said...

What hope there is in the death of a believer...but what pain it still brings...we are praying for the Richardsons and for you all, as a church family, as you seek to encourage each other and magnify Christ in the midst of broken hearts!