Bitter Sweet Memories

I struggled with my good news post even though Easter Sunday is the pinnacle of good news for the Christian. As an ordained pastor and Bible teacher, I should be focused completely on the resurrection of Jesus. Of course that is important and we had a fantastic Easter service today at our church. But I find that I have some other memories that appear as well.

Easter Sunday is important for theological reasons but it also was an Easter Sunday that was my mother’s last day at church six years ago. She was quite sick and after much discussion we finally convinced her to move in with us at our house in Meaford.

She moved in late Saturday afternoon.

She came to church on Easter Sunday.

She went into the hospital Sunday afternoon.

She was dead two weeks later.

It was one of the most painful times in my life. It is difficult for me to even blog about this. So where can there be good news in this?

There is good news in that my mother’s legacy lives on with me. Many times a day I think of the things that she did for me as a child. She was extremely thoughtful and constantly put her love into action. I am very blessed to have had a mother like her.

The other good news is about Easter Sunday. Jesus conquered sin, but he also conquered death. The hope of Easter is that my mother lives and will one day be raised.

None of that stops me from missing her, but it is still good news.


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2 thoughts on “Bitter Sweet Memories”

  1. My sincere condolences in the loss of your dear mother. I can see why this would be a bittersweet time for you. I didn’t know your Mom, of course, but I do know she raised a godly, compassionate man.

    In the peace and grace of Jesus,

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