Monday, April 23, 2018

A week at the Cottage

All has been quiet here at the Cottage.  A lot has happened in the past week. Some good things, and some sad.

One happy time was the dedication of our little grandson Jonah.

He s such a happy fella and brings joy to our hearts every time we see him.

The second thing was not such a happy time. My hubby's older brother, who has been battling some unknown disease for years, passed away on Tuesday. It's been a difficult time for the family, as he and his siblings were all very close. I have known George for almost 50 years, and he was like a brother to me. The funeral was beautiful, and most heart felt. But knowing that we will meet together again one day in heaven, is a blessing we can all share when we know Jesus as our savior. 
Did you know that in the beginning of time God spoke and everything came into existence?  By His word, the entire universe was created. Of all the things He created, the masterpiece was a man and a woman, Adam and Eve. 
By God's design, all of creation was exactly the way it was supposed to be. There was no pain, suffering, sickness or death. Only complete love between God and man. But one day, God's enemy, a fallen angel named satan, deceived Adam and Eve, and as a result sin entered into the world. Sin, suffering and pain were passed down from generation to generation, and all of creation fell into sin.
An honest glance into our own hearts reveal the truth; we have all sinned and done wrong things. The ultimate consequence, even worse than physical death, is eternal separation from a loving God.  

But God in His loving mercy promised rescue to mankind from sin. All of this is recorded in the Bible. Jesus Christ came almost 2,000 years ago, fulfilling all the promises and predictions in the Old Testament. He willingly, and obediently died an agonizing death on a cross to pay for the sins of mankind. In the greatest display of mercy and grace, Jesus' life and death became the substitute for all who would trust in Him. Jesus rose from the grave, fulfilling His earthly mission to defeat sin by dying on the cross and to defeat death by rising from the dead, just as God had promised.

God invites you to be a part of the story He is writing throughout the ages. Faith is a simple trust in Jesus Christ alone to save you.
Admit your need to God
Ask Him to forgive you
Trust in Jesus alone to rescue you
Follow Jesus in faith from this day forward.

Do you know Him?

My husband and I have the assurance that we will see George again. 

"For by grace you have been saved thorough faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9


QuiltShopGal said...

I am so sorry for your loss. George is certainly up in heaven watching over you and your extended family.

Quilting Babcia said...

So often it seems that a new life joins a family near the time a dear one departs. I think it is God's reminder that life goes on, in this world and the next. Your dear brother-in-law suffers no longer, he is at peace now.
Sweet little Jonah is such a treasure! There is a saying something to the effect that Children are the Rainbow, and Grandchildren are the Pot of Gold!

Maureen said...

Praise God! Thank you for sharing His beautiful truth of salvation.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cutie Jonah is! Sorry for your loss. I'm always more sad when someone dies that doesn't know God. I know the ones who die, that know God, will be in Heaven, and I'll see them again. Such a blessing for their loved ones, to know where they are going.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Your sweet Jonah is adorable!!

Thank you for sharing the Gospel. I never tire of hearing it!!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Praising God that we will someday be reunited in His presence - without Jesus, we have no hope. I will keep your family in prayer - we grieve, but not as those without hope. Your grandson is absolutely adorable, Jocelyn!!!