My Aunt Doris passed away last night after an extended battle with cancer.
Her passing got me to thinking about a favorite verse of Scripture:
For when David served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep... Acts 13:36
What a compliment it was for David, to know that he had served his purpose and fulfilled his call. I feel that way about my aunt. She might have made it longer. She could have held on here on this earth for any number of reasons. But God--a God she knew very well and talked with regularly--had seen enough. Aunt Doris had served Him well. He had watched her love and lead her family. She had done what He had asked. Her time had come. God had called.
...and with every loved one that leaves, I find myself being drawn infinitely more to this place called Heaven. I am just a traveler here and my time will come some day. Till then, for each of us, we wait and watch and serve and anticipate...