Esther Lentz.

October 1, 2009

Esther Lentz was the church secretary at the church I grew up in.  But she wasn’t just the secretary.  She was the Lord’s beloved (and our church’s beloved) in every way.

She was diagnosed with brain cancer several months ago.  She was unconscious since last weekend.  But today, she finally woke up — not to an invalid’s bed, a body wracked with pain, the temptations that come with being ill, the concerned faces of loved ones, or the cares of this world.  She woke up to joy inexpressible, a new body that knows neither pain nor age, the victory of Christ over the sting of sin and death, the face of her Savior, and a lasting city where there is “no need of sun, or moon … because the Lord Himself doth lighten it.”

Praise God that death is not the end for those who love Christ.  Praise God it is the beginning of life, true life.

Praise God these aren’t just the words of delusional, wishful-thinking grievers.  We can take Him at His word and grieve with a hope that will not disappoint.

A brother in Christ wrote a few months ago about his mom, cancer, and her journey Home.  I pray you’re encouraged as you read (click the title, “Loss Is Gain,” below).

Loss Is Gain

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2 Responses to “Esther Lentz.”

  1. Cassie Says:

    It says in the Psalms that “precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints”. This gave me so much comfort when my Gramma died five years ago. She, like Esther, was precious in life and in death to the Lord.
    I pray that you would be comforted by the Holy Spirit and by your friends and family in this time. We remember the Lentz family in our prayers, and praise God for the hope we all have in Him.

  2. letitia Says:

    Cass, I kind of love you a lot


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