Sunday, August 30, 2009

Prayer request

My dear heart has been away for a few days to visit her Baba (grandmother). Baba Mary, 98 years old earlier this month, is not doing well. Cancer on her lip has led to a broader decline.

Dear heart is coming back home tonight. One cannot put life on hold waiting for the end. But we are presuming a mournful journey at some point in the next week or so.

"Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet. The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

"For this corruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality. Then shall the saying be fulfilled:

"Death, where is thy victory? O Grave, where is thy sting?"

And here is a video which has no particular connection to Baba and her life apart from the fact that the artist is Ukrainian.

Христос воскрес!


Paul said...

Prayers for Baba and all who love her.

Воістину Воскрес!

June Butler said...

What Paul said, except I'm not sure about the foreign words, but I'm sure they're good wishes.

Malcolm+ said...

Thanks to you both - and to Mad Priest who has also linked to this I see.

For the edification of Mimi and others, "Христос воскрес!" is the traditional Ukrainian Easter greeting, "Christ is Risen!." Paul's response of "Воістину Воскрес!" is the traditional response, "Indeed, He is Risen!"

June Butler said...

You are both so smart. I'm in awe.

Malcolm+ said...

Paul may be smart. I'm just married to a Ukrainian.

Amie said...

Love and Prayers,
Ann Marie

Raspberry Rabbit said...

Thanks for this Malcolm.

American History said...

Keeping your Baba in our prayers as well. We sent a prayer request to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Holy Land thanks to

God bless.