Sadly, Uncle Jim (on my husband’s side of the family) passed away last night. How thankful we are that he is with his Lord and Savior today. Pray for his wife, Linda, and his five kids. He served as a missionary in Nigeria until cancer cut his life short. (The photo above is Jim with two of his girls, and our three kids)
“Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne:
DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and souls delivery.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy, or charms can make us sleep as well,
And better then thy stroke; why swell’st thou then;
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.