|in his element!|
Living far, far away from family gets to you mostly in times of crisis, doesn’t it? If you want to be there for loved ones when they have to go for an operation, or if someone passes away, or even not always in a crisis - like when it is a special birthday or just because it’s a Thursday…
Yes, definitely painful at the worst of times.
My uncle passed away yesterday. I only really got to know him over the past two years. He somehow crawled into our hearts. He was kind to us and warm, we will miss him.
One very cold and wet day we went up to Elephant’s eye with him and his son. It was beautiful and cold and wet of course, but he was in his element. There in the cave he told us how he became a believer, how he came to love our Lord. Looking back I am extremely thankful for that time up in the mountain, because I know he is with Jesus now. What a privilege to be able to know for sure!! So unlike most “religions”!! What a privilege to have a relationship, to be a son, a daughter, a friend of the Living God.
And so, dear uncle, even though we lived far apart, thank you for the time you spent with us.
I know you went in peace.