II Thessalonians 2:16-17 “May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”

The other day as I grabbed a Devotional book that once belonged to my decreased Mother, a slip of paper fluttered to the ground & I immediately recognized her beautiful handwriting. On the paper was written the Scripture above, and by the looks of the faltering penmanship, it was near the time of her death. What comfort this must have been to her…knowing that God placed such value on her that even though she didn’t deserve it, God sent His Son, Jesus, to die in her place that she might have eternal life. What encouragement she must have had in this Scripture to trust in the steadfast & unchanging faithfulness of her Savior as she herself was going through life-ending changes. What consolation she must have gained by His grace being poured out on her…His unearned & unmerited favor… as she looked forward to heaven.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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