My husband’s death was a surprise to everyone. He was strong, healthy, and a non-stop dynamo. Even his two doctors (one from the VA—Veterans Affairs) called to ask what had happened because they were incredulous when they heard about his death. Chuck’s death was a reminder that life is, indeed, short. We never know when God will call us home, but all of us can be sure of what will happen to us after we die. I know Chuck is in heaven and I will see him again soon—we will spend eternity together in God’s presence because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. Happy birthday, Jesus!
My message that day was primarily about the trust the timing lesson. My message notes began with the following:
I thought I knew what my message would be, but the next day changed everything; so my message today is titled Trust the Timing. As I prepared this message, the theme that kept coming back to me is that we are dependent on God. We are governed by time, but God is not. God knows everything that will happen in our lives and all the choices we will make, good and bad. God ensures that everything happens at just the right time. Because we can trust God, we can trust the timing of everything that happens—it is not a surprise to God or a mistake or anything we could have changed. We are dependent on God.
I could go on and on about God being faithful and about how we can trust His timing when things seem to happen out of the blue, using examples from that time in my life 18 months ago. But for now, I just want to say that Signed, Sealed, Delivered was, and continues to be, a blessing to me and everyone I share it with.
You can watch Sandy's message to her church below:
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