TITLE: This To Shall Pass
By Christine Ramey
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It was a hot steamy day in June and no breeze in sight! Blake worked all day on his yard and worked in the garage until he could not do any more. He went inside to get a cold glass of ice tea. He sat in his lazyboy to relax after sweating all day and his bones and muscles were tired from the days work.
As he sat to relax and watched a little tv. Shortly, Blake fell into a deep sleep. It was not much later when the phone rang. It woke him up and he sat up straight as he struggled to pick up the phone. He said "hello." On the other side, it was his mother calling to let him know his grandmother passed away. He was stunned to know this. He didn't understand why it happened as she was killed in a car wreck. Who could have been so reckless to want to harm his grandmother.
Days later, he flew up to Arizona to go to the funeral. He felt helpless and unsure of what to do. It had been a long time since he had seen his grandmother. His relatives were there and had been around his grandmother a lot. He envied them for that. The time that was lost and the moments that he could not take back. For that, he felt guilty for! His heart was uneasy and sad.
As he sat there at the viewing he invisioned his grandmother in her rocking chair by the fireplace. As she sat there with her Bible in hand. Glancing over the pages and reading God's word and instilling it into her heart and mind. He remember this so vividly because he would go to her all the time and tell his problems to her. She always told him "This to shall pass..." That stuck with Blake growing up and now that he was old himself. He remember her as she held her Bible close to her heart and him in front of her. She repeated this phrase over and over again "This to shall pass..."
Even now as Blake is in front of his grandmother. It was as if she was sitting in front of him again and saying over and over again "This to shall pass..." This statement she made seem to bring him peace and hope that better things where to come.
That next day, as the funeral begin Blake felt at peace knowing that all would be o.k. He saw his mother at the end of the funeral and they were talking about the old times. The times they shared with his grandmother. He told his mother about those times with her sitting there with her Bible in hand. She laughed and said "Yeap, that's your grandmother. That's how I learned to love the Lord! Maybe, that's what she wants for you to know to." He sighed, and smiled as well. He asked his mother to tell him about this God she knew so well. She spent most of the evening explaining everything to him. Before he headed home his mother presented him with his grandmother's Bible and he held it close to his heart. His mother told him to always remember these words his grandmother said so often. "This to shall pass....!"
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