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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Martha: Transferred to Heaven

I wrote this on Thursday evening. That afternoon, my sister-in- law, Martha, left behind her pain, took Jesus’ hand and entered her new home with Him. Yes, we will miss her but we know she will not suffer up there.

She recently had surgery to improve her ability to walk. She was recovering well. Jim, my husband, thought she would be able to have a more active life. One of our nieces told us Martha was so thrilled to be able to go to Wal-Mart and walk around rather than using a motorized scooter.

A few days ago, I wrote a long prayer to God telling him what he already knew about her condition. The last paragraph stated what I will always believe about these past eleven days.

Dear Father God:

I don’t know what awaits us in this situation but You do. I ask your guidance as we walk this path. We trust You for all things. We will give You the praise for the outcome. We only want what’s best for Martha.

In the name of Jesus, I pray. AMEN

In my reading this week, I read about Jehovah-Rophe, God who heals. (Praying the Names of God by Ann Spangler).

I found this passage most helpful: “Physical healing is a temporary remedy for mortal bodies. Ultimately, God’s healing work on this earth points to the healing all of us will receive in Heaven, where there will be no such thing as birth defects, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, AIDS, strokes, depression, diabetes, leukemia, hemophilia, or the common cold.”

One of my Sunday School teachers once told our class that divine healing, being taken home with God, was the best healing, a complete healing.

God heard our prayers. We only wanted what was best for her. As people hear of Martha’s going home, they will experience the loss we feel.

Shortly after we realized that we would lose her, Jim and I thought of an incident in her life that was truly Martha. I’m sure there are as many cute stories about her as she had friends.

I thank you for reading about our loved one and my humble thoughts about her home going.


  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. Will be praying for you and your family.
    In Jesus,

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. May you and your husband and family be given the gift of many more sweet memories to savor. When a dear friend was dying of cancer, she said that she would be receiving the "ultimate healing." And indeed, she did.

    Precious thoughts today. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Quiet Spirit -

    My condolences to you and your family. Even though you know she's happy, the sense of loss is profound. May the Lord comfort you.


  4. I'm new on your blog, but I saw your comment at another blog and I loved the title of your blog, Quiet Spirit.

    This is such a moving post about Martha's homegoing. I can relate to this post, but won't elaborate at this point.

    Just want you to know that my visit to your blog blessed my heart.

    Please accept my condolences sent your way.

    May God's comfort be real to you as you allow Him to process the pain of losing a loved one. Praise God she's completely healed now.


  5. I am so sorry about the loss of your dear friend, and sister-in-law. You are in my prayers.

    Thank you for sharing these words of hope with us. God's true healing does come in heaven, although we can't help but more the loss of our loved one on earth.

  6. I'm so sorry about your loss. I pray God would make His face shine upon you and give you peace.

    Take care,

  7. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Your lovely tribute is encouraging to us all. May God bless you at this time.


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