I have told you this so that
my joy may be in you
and that your joy may be complete.
A miracle happened today. Shawn entered into the sweet presence of our loving heavenly Father. Oh the glory! Oh to see the smile that will forever be upon his face. That infectious smile! My heart aches. It is heavy. But my spirit...it is full of joy and wonder.
A few days ago, as he lay incoherent in his hospital bed, he spoke clearly saying, "God has a plan and a purpose. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Hallelujah! I can do this. I did it in front of you, Father".
Then, in typical Shawnsington fashion, he led us in song (swaying his hand like a conductor):
It is well... it is well.
With my soul... with my soul.
It is well, it is well, with my soul!!!!
His faith never waivered. He stayed strong till the bitter end.
I stand in awe of the beauty of his legacy.
Imagine for a moment. The journey of your life coming to an end. The curtains close. You take your final bow. The applause of heaven. The standing ovation. You look ahead and He is there... Jesus. He claps his hands for you and says, "Well done, good and faithful servant, well done".
What legacy will you leave behind?