God has taken you beyond our reach. For his reasons. For his glory, you are home.
I took the picture above while I was on my way to see you one last time. It represents so much of where my soul is today. There is what would seem like darkness all around, but God shines through it.
There is palpable sadness in the room you just left, but joy flickers brightly at the edges. We are sad you are gone, but joyful that, even now, you are being welcomed by Christ himself. You are at the table with our great Lord and the saints who have gone before, having the best food and drink anyone has ever imagined. Your voice, which so often here on Earth rang out to glorify God, has been added to the multitude.
You believed for healing and God has healed you in a way that cannot be undone and must never be repeated. God used you in life and he is using you even now to pull us all closer to him.
Watching your family care for you while singing praises to our merciful Lord has been one of the great honors of my life. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed. Thank you.
Rest in peace seems so lacking for what we feel for you right now.
Rest in happiness.
Rest in joy.
Rest in worship of our great God and King.