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Hey there, I'm Sunny Shell, a wretch saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Lord. I'm married to the most incredible man on earth, who loves Jesus more than he loves me, and we have two precious adult sons.

The compassionately endures me through my metabolic disease (since 2004) that enables me to be more prayerful and careful about commitments I make and helps me to make the best use of my short time here on earth.

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In Sorrow & Grief, Still Comes Rejoicing & Praise


Good morning dear sisters in the Lord!

I had planned on writing a very different kind of post today. I had intended to write a post regarding a tip on how to live out Proverbs 31:12 with "How to Have a Simplified, Effective and Orderly Day". A dear friend of mine gave this to me a couple of years ago and I was going to pass this on to all of you. Which I still intend to do....but not today.


Today is not a day for that. It is a day of sorrow and grief for me, my family and my entire church family. You see, I just received news that a dear, young, sweet daughter of God, who was only 20 years old and just graduated from college last year, has gone Home to be with our awesome, righteous and good Heavenly Father.


She is the oldest of seven children. Why did I say "is" and not "was"? Because my darling husband reminded me, she still is...just not with us....she still is....now with the Great I Am. The way we see it, her parents still have seven children. They have one who lives in Heaven and six who still live at home.


In the midst of our sorrow and grief, we rejoice and praise God that He has given His children the gift of Hope - Christ Jesus our Savior in which this darling, sweet baby entrusted her life to at age seven.


Unlike the world, our sorrow is not in vain and does not produce despair that controls us. But as children of the Most High God, we require no answers, for God is God and we are not. We, as His children know and trust that all His ways are good and are much better than anything we can even comprehend.


Please be in prayer for this precious family. I invite you to grieve with us, as our Lord Jesus commanded us to mourn with those who mourn. I also invite you to rejoice with us, as our Lord Jesus commanded us to rejoice with those who rejoice. We mourn because we will miss this sweet baby, and our hearts hurt for her parents and siblings. But we rejoice that she is Home, Home with our Savior, in God's full glory - where we all look forward to being one day.


Blessed be the Name of the LORD! For He alone is worthy to be praised! Blessed be the Name of the LORD! For His matchless mercy and amazing grace!


In sorrow and rejoicing,



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6 comments:

  1. In sorrow and rejoicing I praise His name with you!

    Lord, we ask for your grace and lovingkindness on this family during this time of grief.

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  2. Dear God, surround with your love the home that was for this young soul who left to be with you. May your peace be with all those who mourn for their loss today.

    Thanks for sharing, Sunny. It's a privilege to ache with you and your church. I am sad, but happy. In heaven there are no hurts and pain... that is where we all belong. Shalom, my sister!

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  3. Thank you dear sisters for your prayers. I know our Sovereign and compassionate Father God hears you and I thank you so much for your kindness and love to brothers and sisters you've not yet met.

    With great love in Christ,
    Sunny

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  4. I am so sorry...and I pray for comfort for you...and I rejoice with you that she is in Heaven with our great Lord! No more sorrow, pain, sinning, nothing...just pure joy!! We should celebrate!!

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  5. I am so sorry...and I pray for comfort for you...and I rejoice with you that she is in Heaven with our great Lord! No more sorrow, pain, sinning, nothing...just pure joy!! We should celebrate!!

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  6. In sorrow and rejoicing I praise His name with you!

    Lord, we ask for your grace and lovingkindness on this family during this time of grief.

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