Dear Precious Friends,
Today, on this Soul Filled Sunday, is my Mom's birthday. She was my best friend. I miss her so much I can hardly write this today. My heart grieves for her and I can't even explain the loss and what it has meant in my life & how it has affected our lives. We honor her today through honoring the Lord and remembering the reason we grieve so much and miss her so much is because we loved so much. What a gift the Lord gave us to love so much and miss her so much yet praise God knowing she is in heaven!!!
God's word reminds us: Love God. Love others. Love our neighbors as ourselves. Care for those in need. . What she would say about todays circumstances is what Ephesians 4:32 reminds us of. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
My Mom was one of the kindest, most precious, generous & humble women you have ever met and she loved greatly. In honor of her I am asking we live out this scripture even with those who don't agree with us. The image of the heart with this scripture in the picture below is what we are to go out and live.
We are to join hearts despite our differences because God made each of us. He loves each of us so much He sent His only son to die for us so by believing, receiving and living out this incredible love we could be with Him forever! It is such a gift!
Each of us are passionate about living out God's word. Let's do this today and every day. Let's agree to disagree and love God by loving others. I'm passionate about this and I know you are too.
We can only change the world in this way. Let's do this and it would mean so much to me if you especially did this in honor of my Mom today... Arlys Ann Schiedel.
Father you don't give us more than YOU can handle. Ease the pain we have each experienced through missing someone so much yet knowing they are in heaven with you and rejoicing in this truth!
May we live these truths each and every day and honor you.