Saturday, May 28, 2011

An Eternally Loved Sister

My dearest, life long friend Elizabeth (see post below)
lost her her one and only sister, Laura Jensen, to cancer on Friday, May 27th, 2011.
Laura was one of the most beautiful, vibrant women I ever knew. She was the always full of life, joy and love. She was the best big sister you could ever imagine...I remember always wishing that she was my big sister too. And, in a way, she was. When you grow up across the street from someone from the age of one through high school, they are like family.
Our prayers were for a miraculous healing for her body, but sometimes the *miracle is on the other side. As Lizzy told me on Thursday, "God must have some serious blessings coming from this." 
(Rom. 8:28, Jer 29:11)
Words cannot express how much Laura was loved and will be missed. And, honestly...I still haven't wrapped my mind around the fact that she is gone. I never thought this day would come...and my heart is still fighting the idea. 
Thankfully, due to the promises of our Heavenly Father, Laura is in His presence at this very moment. The heavens greatly rejoiced as she entered the gates...and we will see her again. This life is but a breath...eternal life is forever.
(Laura with Elizabeth & her daughter Elizabeth, Dec '10)
 2 Corinthians 5:1

1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 

Philippians 3:20-21 
20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

John 6:40 
40 For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day." 

John 11: 25-27 

25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" 27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world."

Psalm 23:6
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever. 

John 14:1-3
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am.

1 comment:

lindab said...

I know how it is to lose your best frend. It will get better, but you never forget. I want to call my friend at leas 2 times a week and I dream about her all the time. I know she was your best friend's sister, but it still counts.