Sunday, April 12, 2009


When He comes our glorious King
All His ransomed home to bring
Then anew this song we'll sing
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
As we sang this last verse to close the Good Friday service, I was struck with the sudden thought to ask the Lord to take Euri home to heaven that day. So while the singing carried on around me, I took a few seconds and pleaded with the Lord to take Euri to be with Himself. I finished singing and could not get that thought out of my head. All through the day that we spent quietly at home, I prayed constantly for us to receive word of her passing. I went to bed that night with those thoughts still on my mind. Saturday morning, up early with the kids and mapping out the day, we frequently checked our email. A little before 9am, my husband sat down at the computer and when the screen came up, there was the email from one of our church's elders.
The subject line read, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints", and the details were brief: Euri went into the presence of Jesus around 2am Friday night/Saturday morning. I took a deep breath and said, "Thank you, God!" What a tremendous relief it is to know that she is in heaven rejoicing with the Lord. I felt and still do feel overwhelmed that the Lord answered my prayer (and perhaps the prayers of others) and she died peacefully with her husband by her side.
This Easter weekend has been a very special learning time for our son. His prayers for Euri have been very sweet as we continued to pray for her all this last week. And on Saturday, he thanked the Lord for her "passing away". Talking about Jesus' death and resurrection has seemed more poignant in these last few days and I hope these life events will help him grow in his understanding of the gospel.


  1. Anonymous8:53 PM

    Praising our Heavenly Father with you for gathering Euri to Himself.

    I pray every day (as you do) for the day that the Lord opens S. heart to hear His voice calling him to become His own. May this be while he is very young.

  2. Anonymous9:38 PM

    Glad Euri's suffering is over and she is safe in Heaven; pray for the Lord's comfort for her family and you. Nannie loves hearing about her little boy:-)


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