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More to Come

A Commentary by Constance Vanides

"All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away..."
(1 Peter 1:24)

Alexia was like the bunch of daffodils I purchased just before she was born to us. As she grew, her light shone forth from within, developing outwardly in form and beauty and so alive in her exuberance with all around her!

She died too soon, leaving her mark on all who knew her.

We miss each flower as it fades, leaving a void, an emptiness that needs to be filled.

Filling the Void
Do you feel an emptiness,
a void in your life?
I came to fill that space,
a yearning for that something more
I promised long ago and
continue to give to you today.
I am the same God who heard
the sorrows of My people
under bondage in Egypt,
the same God who sent Moses
to be the deliverer of My people.
I have not changed.
I still yearn to fill each life
with My presence to deliver
from all fear and oppression
into My glorious presence
now and forevermore!
I need you to stop, turn and
seek Me for who I AM.

© Constance Vanides
February 25, 2011

God's word is encouraging: "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." (John 1:12-13)

Because we believed, Alexia, born of the flesh of loving parents, was dedicated to God and born of the Spirit into everlasting life.

"...and everyone who looks up to Him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life." (John 3:15 The Message Bible)

"...having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever." (1 Peter 1:23)

The Everlasting Creator of all, the One who first loved us, now comes to fill us who remain, with His Spirit, His very presence. His all-encompassing love within all the faithful saints which were, and are and ever will be, spills out, overflows without measure into our very heart and soul to assure us of her eternal life with Jesus, who gave His life for us!

Transition times are hard, especially when we keep looking back to what was. But if we can see, God shows us new blossoms, a closer, new life with Him for now and even more to come.

In Memoriam: Alexia Vanides Gentry
March 11, 1951-January 13, 2011

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