04/30/19 – John 1:1-28; Psalm 101:1-8; Proverbs 14:13-14
A personal sharing from today’s reading. On April 10th we buried my Dad at the age of 85. We were blessed because I think that everyone my Dad would have wanted to attend his funeral was there — relatives, former co-workers, and neighbors. During the time of family greeting there was a terrific amount of laughter and smiling as everyone shared their personal stories & how my Dad and his integrity, compassion, sense of duty and love of learning had touched their lives.
Today’s verses from Proverbs reminded me of the celebration we had — knowing that we were saying our final good-byes on this earth:
Proverbs 14: 13 Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
Not only did David capture the emotion of the moment – heartfelt grief even within the sound of laughter. He also captured the reality that “the good will be rewarded” in accordance with God’s plan and His schedule.