“Have pity on me, O Lord, because I am in distress.
My eyes, my soul, and my body waste away from grief.”
|Papaw and his namesake Georgia Rose.|
One of Papaw's life long preacher friends delivered the message at the funeral. That’s when I realized I didn’t know Papaw nearly as well as I thought. I won’t try to retell the story of which I am so vaguely aware. However, I will tell you that Papaw was a faithful man of God. He led many people to faith in our Lord Jesus. He set an example of passion for Christ that is simply inspiring. Now, I think I understand why so many who loved him are grieving.
He left us a legacy. It is a legacy of faith, hope and love.
I heard this verse today (Ps. 31:9). The word “grief” caught my attention. It reminded me of all we have experienced in the last few years. It made me want to dig a little deeper, too.
About half way through Psalm Chapter 31, the despair takes a sudden and dramatic turn:
I trust you, O Lord.
I said, “You are my God.”
My future is in your hands.
Rescue me from my enemies, from those who persecute me.
Smile on me. Vs 14-16