October 31, 2013

October 31

Mark Herringshaw

God, we thank you for life.
We thank you for those who have lived with us and now
because of your goodness live in a new way in a new place.

This is a season of grief and remembrance and sadness. 
But because of the victory of Jesus over death,
it is not a season for fear or despair.

We have hope, because of Jesus’ resurrection that we too will live forever. That fact of faith allows us to rest here and now and enjoy our moments with you here while we have them here.

After all, we have forever to enjoy the rest!
Remove fear of death in our lives
and lead us to trust you for every moment.

Thank you God for a Holy All Hallows Eve.