The 4-H Club…

If Hannah were still here with us, she would be 20 years old today. But she’s not – and good for her! I thought this morning that Hannah is now a member of the 4-H Club, 4ever Healed, 4ever Healthy, 4ever Happy and 4ever Hannah! Even though she’s crossed from temporary to eternity, she’s still Hannah! The Bible tells us that we will know as we are known, Hannah is Hannah – just perfected. Good for her! She is no longer sick, she’ll never be sick again, she is in a place where there is no need for tears or sorrow, and she is completely herself in the presence of her Father.

So we grieve for ourselves, not for Hannah. She wouldn’t trade places with us for anything. I’m sure she looks forward to us joining her in the 4-H Club (I can because my name begins with an H. If yours does not, you’ll have to be creative and come up with your own 4th H). Free from all cares of this life, free from all worries of a major in college, free from all worries of who she’ll marry and how many children she’ll have and whether they’ll “turn out right”, free from all pain and sorrow and SIN! Hannah’s in heaven – the new Jerusalem, the beautiful city of God. What a place to celebrate your 20th birthday! Makes me wanna be there, how about you?Keep your chin up, stay focused on the goal, set your eyes on the prize, and one day we’ll all gather in the 4-H Clubhouse. Have a blessed weekend.

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:10 & 11).

Hope 

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