Tuesday, September 19, 2006

packed and ready ...

i am now officially packed for my trip ...

as i closed the suitcase - leo, who was reading the obits - called out that Rev Reinheimer had died ...

what!?

Rev Reinheimer's was the first church that i attended as a believer ... i learned much truth under his peaceful preaching manner ... and observed his obvious love of God and care for the folks in his church ...

now this dear man has taken his final journey ... no packing of suitcases ... no worries about having everything in order ... or being on time for a flight ... nope ... he just walked through the portals between mortality and heaven ...

how sweet for him ... he was 84 ... though his family will be sad, they know that their husband/dad has just gone on ahead ... he'll be in the welcoming committee when they arrive ...

O Beulah Land! sweet Beulah land! Upon thy heights I long to stand, And view the radiant, jasper sea, And mansions fair, prepared for me, And find on that eternal shore My heaven, my home, forever-more.

9 comments:

Linda said...

Nothing like a beloved believer's death to make heaven that much sweeter to us...we do not grieve as those who have no hope.

(((hugs)))

Saija said...

linda ... amen ... he lived for the Lord and his death was a sweet passing ...

Elizabeth said...

The welcoming comittee...yes, how I miss them!! It will be a grand reunion day...perhaps not long off, who knows? Looking at the crazies loose in the world, looks sooner rather than later, doesn't it?

auntibeck said...

A great reminder to start our day...I'm longing for that day when we shall see--then face to face. Yep--the world's gone crazy--but there is One who is in control of it all and it will all be righted one day. That's why we can live without fear of what's ahead.

Have a GREAT trip--

Debra said...

Saija--isn't it nice to think about all the people we will be reunited with in Heaven? The list grows longer and the time grows shorter day by day... Have a wonderful trip! I will really, really miss seeing you here. I don't always comment but I do always drop by to see how you are doing... Blessings to you and Leo during this vacation time... Debra

Catherine said...

It sounds like he lived a good, long life. I hope his passing was peaceful.

Have a great trip!!

Saija said...

quick note ... thanks for the comments! i am here in toronto now and life is rather busy ... i did hope to blog - but????? having a good time!!!

Maggie Ann said...

Loved this post...its just the way the Lord wants us to rejoice about coming home to him. As for the joyful hymn....what a blessing to have you for a blogging friend and a Christian sister. *big hugs*

Saija said...

maggie ann ... rev reinheimer's was a true homecoming - we heard the church was packed as everyone there celebrated his life ... a real time of praise for knowing him ... and *big hugs* back ... you have blessed my heart many a time!