Friday, 1 June 2012
Au revoir Roy
It will seem like a beautiful dream at first I suppose - and then he will realise that he is in perfect health - more perfect health than he, or any of us children of Adam has ever known - and he will know that ahead of him lies "exquisite delight in the abundance of peace" forever - "to time indefinite". Numberless springs in Paradise.
I have headed my blog "au revoir" rather hopefully - in that while surely Roy will be there, in the restored earthly Paradise, as he endured to the end, will I be? I can only hope so. I must put my faith in the ransom sacrifice given by Jesus, as that paid back the perfect human life that Adam wilfully threw away in Eden. And I must try to follow the example of Roy, and endure to the end.
I only knew Roy for a few years, but it was a privilege to have him as a brother, and an elder in the congregation. He looked out for all of us.
My own dreams last night were not Paradise like. I had this anxiety dream about how all my Filippino brothers and sisters had arrived to stay with us - and we were living in something approximating to our holiday cottage in Wales - no shops, no food to speak of. My night was spent in trying - and constantly failing - to make a platter of cheese and toast to hand round.
I feel exhausted this morning with all that cooking.
Why do I do this to myself? What is the point?