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Death – O how cruel you are! I recently lost my sister (at 4.00am on 11th October 2013), Miss Winnie Amaguru, just a few days after her thirty ninth birthday and the last couple of days have been tough. The funeral service preparations and preparations for burial have had a physical and emotional drain on me. Yet in all this I am seeing the providential hand of God’s comfort.
In the next few days I will be travelling from London back to Uganda where I will present the body to the rest of the family. We intend to give my sister a decent burial and thank God for the short time He loaned her to us.
I have been encouraged by Puritan Poems and writings during this period of time. The writings have been full of Scriptural exhortations. No wonder they are such classics. This has also been a time to focus on my own spiritual walk and number my own days.
The events in life which are so much not in our control are always in the hands of the Sovereign God. Even the worst affliction has a purpose for which He allows it to come; and he too determines “This far shall it come and no more”. I would never have known the comfort of the Lord except in these times of afflictions.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
The secret formula of the saints: When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord’s choicest wines (in His comfort)—Samuel Rutherford