I came into our office and have been going through some of my grandfathers stuff. His writings and other personal belongings that I was able to bring home. I was finally able to take some time to grieve alone. I am sad. It hurts. But my tears are more of joy than of pain. Reading his writings and looking back at his life, I am in awe of the wonderful man of God he was. My grandparents dedicated their lives to the Lord. Right up until the time they both passed away in their 90's.
We called my grandpa "Bompa" because when we were little, we tried to say grandpa and it would come out Bompa. It just stuck and that is what I called him my whole life. He was a true man of God. He didn't live extravagantly. My grandparents lived in a simple single wide mobile home for the past 40 plus years. They didn't need much. They served faithfully....both on the mission field in Ecuador and in their church and community. They were true examples of Christ.
And now they are both gone. I'm not gonna lie, it hurts. It hurts a lot. They were always there my whole life. Nanny and Bompa. When Nanny passed it really hurt, but knowing Bompa was still around made it better. Now the finality is setting in. They are gone. I will never see them again in this life. But the good news is that I will see them again in the next life! And that is why I am crying tears of joy!
I found a poem (see below) going through my Grandfathers things. It fit him to a tee. This is what he would have said and I'm sure that is why he kept it. The name of the poem is "I'm Free". And I know that he is finally free! Please read this poem. It is so simple, yet so pack full of truth. I love it.
I will never ever forget my Bompa. I love him with all my heart. Although I am sad, I know that he is free. He is rejoicing with Nanny in heaven. He has his reward. He has run the race and finished strong. He has left a wonderful legacy. I can't wait to see him again.
As I close this blog tonight, I am sure that my grandpa would want you to know about Jesus. Do you know Him? Jesus is the Son of God. He is God in the flesh. He lived a sinless life and took the punishment for yours and my sin on the Cross. The Bible says that we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. There is a penalty for sin, but Jesus paid it for you! There is nothing you can do to earn it. It is a free gift. To receive this gift, you must accept Jesus and His sacrifice. Acknowledge that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior. Repent of your sins and turn to Jesus and accept His free gift.
Please reach out to me via email if you need any prayer. I would be happy to help in any way I can. Need a Bible? I will send you one. If you have one, begin your search for truth in the Gospel of John. There isn't a more important decision that you will make in your life. Accept Christ and be free!
Thank you for checking in. There is something therapeutic about blogging. It helps with the healing. Don't forget to read the simple, yet powerful poem below. You will be blessed! God bless! -Steve