In light of her passing, I found myself wondering: what happens when a prayer warrior dies? What a huge hole she leaves! I'm sure her family and friends will feel the loss. She carried so many in prayer, so now what will happen?
One thing I do know is that prayers are eternal. We pray to an everlasting, eternal God. His memory is infinite. He has the ability to forget our sins but remember our prayers. He sees the future. He makes a way for us because He goes before us. God is faithful, and He answers prayer.
Many prayers that Rose prayed during her time on this earth were answered. I'm sure she saw many miracles; I'm sure she even prayed for me and my family at some time. I know she gave God the glory for the way He answered the prayers that she prayed.
On the other hand, many prayers that Rose prayed probably have not yet been answered. I'm sure she prayed for souls that did not know Jesus like she did. And if you ever talked to Rose, you left the conversation knowing that she loved Jesus, and she wanted you to love Him too. These souls may still be lost, but God has taken note of these prayers. He is working all things out according to His timing.
The amazing thing now is that Rose gets to see, first hand, how God is moving. She has a front row seat to the majesty and perfection and glory of God. In His presence, all doubts fade. In His presence, there is only peace and joy. Rose is there now, with Him. Of this her family is sure. The prayers she prayed on earth will keep being answered because God is always faithful.
My prayer for this family is that they will have eyes to see how the prayers of their mom and grandma and great grandma are still being answered today and how they will be answered in the future. May the legacy of prayer that Rose left behind build the faith of her family and all her knew her. Amen.
"The Beauty of a Rose"
by Kristen Johnson
Faith bigger than the mountain she prayed to move
Trust stronger than every doubt she faced
Belief in the only One who saves
Confidence in the God that never fails
Hope in the life that was to come
Words offered with love for you and me
from one knelt humbly before her King
No greater legacy could she leave
But these many prayers that would last forever
The is the beauty of a Rose
"Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart." (Colossians 4:2)Linking up this week with #RaRalinkup, #intentionalTuesdays, Unite, #TellHisStory, #coffeeforyourheart