But the souls of the righteous are in the
hand of God,
and no torment will ever touch them.
In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to
and their departure was thought to be an
and their going from us to be their
but they are at peace.
For though in the sight of men they were
their hope is full of immortality.
Having been disciplined a little, they will
receive great good,
because God tested them and found them
worthy of Himself;
like gold in the furnace he tried them,
and like a sacrificial burnt offering he
In the time of their visitation they will
and will run like sparks through the
They will govern nations and rule over
and the Lord will reign over them for ever.
Those who trust in him will understand
and the faithful will abide with him in
because grace and mercy are upon his
and He watches over his holy ones.
We love you pawpaw, you dear and gentle spirit!
May God have you in His hands tonight.
NOTE: Thank you for all my dear friends for your prayers. Please pray for safe travels and peace for the week to come. God Bless you, one and all