Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rise My Friend, Rise

Mike, my sweet friend, passed over into eternity Tuesday night(September 25th) after courageously battling brain cancer. He was only 49, and had been married to his precious wife Michelle for 27 years. I met this wonderful couple, at the first church Eddie and I ever attended, Lighthouse Baptist. Mike always made me smile, and giggle. He was such a good man, never met a stranger. He would help anyone, anyway he possibly could. Unfortunately, life took us our separate ways, as it often does. I had not seen him, in several years. Tonight, at the visitation, I was blessed to see several of my old friends. My heart was filled to overflowing, so many happy memories. My best friend Leanna, who passed away in 1993 from heart problems, had a nephew named Lee Anthony. The last time I saw him, he was three years old. Michelle is his cousin, he was there tonight. He remembered me!! He came up to me, and gave me great big hugs, my heart smiled really big. Lord, thank You for this reunion of sweet friends tonight, I very much needed this. Bless each of them extra sweetly. Please be close to Michelle, help her during this time of heartache. Thanks for blessing my life with a friend like Mike. I am so glad he will no longer be in pain, but, I will sure miss my friend. Our loss, is definitely Your gain. As the tears fall from my eyes tonight, please let the precious memories flood my soul, and bring a smile to my face. Goodbye Mike. Rise my friend, rise. No more sorrow, no more pain. I love you, always.

8 comments:

joy said...

That is the difference between a believer and not. We go to heaven and have a life eternity with God. And death us nor scary for us:)
Happy for you and your friends. Have a nice week end Denise:)

Joyful said...

A beautiful tribute to your friend, Denise. I'm so glad you were able to make his homecoming and in that way also be reunited with many of your loved ones. Have a wonderful week. You continue to be in my prayers. Hugs. xx

my simple reflections said...

amen...i agree with mrs joy...he is resting now..my sympathy for you and your family...that is whats it all about..no one who is not safed and born again wont enter heaven..and even believers..we will stand for god how we have lived..what about non safed people ? take care friend..he is in a better place now...wich most of us will be want to be..jesus is my everything..love you friend..

Karen said...

So sorry to read of your friend's passing...praying, too, for that flood of precious memories for you and his family...

Karen said...

So sorry to read of your friend's passing...praying, too, for that flood of precious memories for you and his family...

From the Heart said...

A beautiful tribute to your friend.

From the Heart said...

May God bless you and give you comfort in the loss of your friend.

Pam said...

I see now why my post touched you too. The one I wrote about just died on the same day as your Mike. I'm glad there was some healing joy there for you too that night. I pray God's words of healing over you (as I do for myself) in your own health... by his wounds we are healed. By the word of our testimony and the blood of the lamb, we are healed. And... he heals all my diseases...