God has a good resume of entering into the sufferings of people.
He entered into our suffering yesterday. It was a long day--we had a funeral in Decatur at 10:00am, then we drove over 4 hours to East Texas where we had another memorial service at the burial place. Over 200 people showed up at the site.
Funerals are "thin spaces"--places where heaven and earth kiss. Yesterday was one of the hardest days I have had to walk through, but God was present in more ways than I can count. There are no tears left to cry. However, Billie Jones will continue to minister to us because his life will always be fresh.
I think it is interesting that in Genesis, Isaac and Ishmael went their separate ways, but in Gen. 25:9-10, both of the brothers are present at Abraham's burial. The next set of brothers, Jacob and Esau, went their separate ways, but both brothers are present at Issac's burial in 35:28-29.
Yesterday, I rode in a car with my sister and bro-in-law for over 4 hours to the burial--it was a thin space.
Last night, I rode with my brother and my dad back to Decatur. Another thin space.
Today, we helped my grandmother clean out some of my grandpa's stuff. Thin space.
I joined my dad and brother moving a pile of dirt throughout the backyard for a couple of hours. Yep...thin space.
My brother and I just got back from a basketball court. Even though he beat me 2 games out of 3, it was a thin space.
Thank you for your prayers and your love for my family.