In loving memory...



In loving memory of a friend who is no longer here…

Her name was Cynthia Jean

(Another earthly reminder of a Heavenly reality)

 

My personal reflection as I pause to think about Cynthia's earthly story coming to an end and imagine her Heavenly introduction.

 

NO LONGER HERE


She was here

But now she is There


While she was here

She experienced suffering and tears

But now she is There

And there is no more suffering or tears


While she was here

It was enough

The laughter and love

But now she is There

And it is so much more

A joy indescribable


While she was here

His eyes were on her

Holding, guiding, caring


But now she is There

And her eyes are on Him

Praising, worshipping, glorifying


While she was here

She lived in the hope of glory

But now she is There

Experiencing the glory of hope


While she was here

She saw through a glass darkly

But now she is There

Seeing clearly; face to face


While she was here

She rested in faith

But now she is There

Resting in His arms


“Well done, good and faithful servant”


She is no longer here

But now she is There

 

Cynthia Jean de Villiers

[ 23 December 1971 - 1 June 2022]


'We do not grieve like others who have no hope...' [1 Thessalonians 4:13]