I’m torn between sadness and joy today at the news that the father of a very dear friend of mine has lost a long battle with cancer. He went home to Jesus peacefully the day before yesterday. I’ve been thinking about it all day, how his last view on this earth would have been the family that loved him, and his next view would have been the face of his Creator, Whom he will spend eternity with. In the midst of thinking about this, John Meunier posted an entry on his blog, entitled God of the living. John makes some potent statements which minister to me:

“Death does not look the same to God as it does to us …  To God, we remain alive. To God those we love still live. Death is a doorway, not a dead end.”