Monday, December 3, 2012

6 months

It's already  been 6 months since Avery Notgrass went to be with Jesus.
I'm thankful he doesn't have endure pain and suffering anymore,
but yet it's still painful for his family not to see him grow up to be a
man and serve God and fulfill his calling in life. One of the things I'm
going to miss about him is not being able to snap photos of him as
he grows and share them with his family and friends.

But when I saw him, he was a cheerful little guy. His parents read aloud
to him from the Bible before he was even born, and I saw them invest
alot into him. We hope that they can still love and embrace Henry
just as much as their other children who are no longer here.

Right now Avery "sees the great scars of the hands of his Savior. But they
don't frighten him. Rather, they're reminders of the price the Savior paid,
in the other world to show His love and purchase Avery's entrance into
this world. He is so very happy. Joy is the air he breathes". And someday,
those of us who are covered by the blood of Christ will join Avery in rejoicing
and worshipping in awe the splendor of our Maker.

Until then, may his loved ones be comforted and do their best to guide
and love and cherish his little brother, Henry with their hearts
led by God's Word. May they look back on the wonderful memories
they had with Avery and make even more with Henry.

But let's also look around and reach out to others who are hurting right now too.
At this moment we have so many friends we care about who have been
diagnosed with cancer this year. It's very sad. Thankfully, a few of them are doing
better and making  progress with their health, but for the others, things are not so.
One of the sweet ladies in our assembly has it and practically all they can do
for her is make her as comfortable as possible. I believe she's a believer in Jesus
Christ, but it's still difficult to see this happen. These people need prayer as do
many others.

In Loving Memory of Avery John Notgrass
Mommy & Daddy with Henry
"For we are...created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk
in them." Ephesians 2:10

1 comment:

  1. I just saw this, Rebecca. Thank you so much for remembering our little boy. Every day brings us closer to seeing him! I can't wait!