Today marks four months since Hannah left our earthly home for Heaven. In some ways, it feels like just yesterday, and then in other ways, it feels like it's been forever since we've seen her face. We've had Mother's Day, Father's Day, Bethany's birthday, and a family vacation without her now. We miss her constantly, and I suppose that will always be the case. But, God has been faithful to provide comfort. II Corinthians 5:1 is a wonderful reminder: "Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in Heaven, not built by human hands."
Last night, we watched an hour-long special on Farrah Fawcett and her battle with cancer. Now, I know nothing about Farrah's spiritual condition, but I was struck by the apparent emptiness in the interviews I heard with both her and Ryan O'Neal. It just all seemed very sad. Contrast this with the words of my friend Becky's dad, who entered the hospital yesterday with serious health problems: “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Either way I will be okay!” Thank You, Lord, for the hope we have in you!