Today, I was honored to attend the Celebration of Life service of Helen James.
"So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart."
These words are from a poem, To Those I Love, that was on the order of service.
I am indeed blessed by the memories I have of Helen and Archie James. When I was children's director at First Baptist Church back in the early 1980s, they were Sunday School teachers. Helen led with the idea of giving our first-grade children a Bible each year. This tradition continues today. I have known the family for as long as I can remember. They are special to me and so many.
Dr. Fred Meeks shared this statement today, "Good words are only good if they are true." Helen shared the Truth. Her goodness was evident in her Christian walk. She certainly was a wisdom woman in my life.
I'm blessed by her legacy.
We sang this song today. Take a few minutes and sing it. You'll feel the love of Jesus!!!