O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.
But thank God!
He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
– 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
– 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
This afternoon, on this perfectly gorgeous day, Brennan and I laid our precious Victoria’s earthly body to rest. We placed a few white and yellow daisies – my favorite – on her box and Pastor Kerstetter said a few beautiful words about Tori’s legacy.
Her final resting place is beautiful, peaceful, and exactly where we wanted her body to be placed. She is not far from Mr. and Mrs. Hershey, two of our heroes, and it brought us peace to know that she would be with them (even though none of them are actually physically there). This was the perfect place to lay her earthly body, in a city that means a great deal to us.
A few tears were shed at the finality of it all, but we are still basking in the peace and joy of the Lord, and in the knowledge that this is NOT the end. She is not in that grave – she is fully healed and whole and in the arms of our Savior.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. – Revelation 21:4
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.
But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
– John 16:33