She also said to my mom-in-law, "I'm going Home." And after hearing several family member's stories of Verna's life, they said Verna knew where she was going after she died.
The theme throughout her funeral was Verna's giving to others. Her niece shared that there were 3 things that made her think of Verna:
Bible: Because Verna had her Bible on her lap and read it constantly when anyone visited her in the nursing home. She knew scripture passages and liked to talk about them. She had a strong faith in God.
Beans: She had a large green bean garden that she grew to feed her growing boys. Rows and rows of them. Verna had adopted Jon's father and his brothers, when her sister, Jon's Grandpa's first wife had died from breast cancer. Verna married her brother-in-law and adopted his sons. She stepped right in and took care of the boys treating them as if they were her own.
Behind-the-scenes: She was a quiet woman, but she was always giving to others. She liked to help her church's ladies group.And as a farmer's wife, she made hot meals for the guys in field, did the accounting, did parts runs to town and fed anyone who happened to stop by the farm. She did things behind-the-scenes and she liked it that way. She did not like attention on herself.
When it comes to dying, we can't take anything with us. But we can die with the knowledge that we shared the good news with others. The good news? Believing that Jesus' death on the cross to free us of our sins was so we can live with Him eternally (FOREVER) in Heaven after we die. It's that easy.
If you would like to read more about God's simple plan of salvation, please click here: http://www.godssimpleplan.org/gsps-english.html
We are blessed to have had Verna in our lives and her legacy of faith has been passed on to others.
|Psalm 116:15,"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants."|