This morning I received a call that my dear friend, LeeAnn had been called Home to glory. While I knew this day was coming, and since last week with the doctor's report that it was coming sooner than any of us had thought or hoped, it still hit me hard. You see, LeeAnn was a gift from the Lord to me in many ways. Since converting to Lutheranism from Reformed many times there were verses that suddenly made more sense. Often, before the Ladies Bible Study LeeAnn would be there early and so we would talk about the Scriptures and how certain ones just seemed to make more sense now. Reading them without trying to make them mean something other than what they were plainly saying. As I spoke with her grand-daughter, this hymn was playing in the background on verse 3:
Let us praise the Word Incarnate,
Christ, who suffered in our place.
Jesus died and rose victorious
That we may know God by grace.
Let us sing for joy and gladness,
Seeing what our God has done;
Let us praise the true Redeemer,
Praise the One who makes us one.
You may listen to it here.