Friday, October 7, 2011

Saying Goodbye...

Today, my dear great-grandmother, Rosa Ramos, went to be with Jesus. At 2:30 this morning, this beloved lady breathed her last. Though we will all miss her, we know that this is God's will. Only His perfect love consoles us through this difficult time.

Throughout this time, it is a blessing to find consolation in God, but also in His word.

We find in:
Psalm 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."

Glory be to God that my great-grandmother received Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She, in her late nineties, also fulfilled the biblical mandate of being baptized in the name of Jesus. I know that she is precious in the Lord's sight because she belonged to Him.

Romans 8:38-39 "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Nothing can separate my great-grandmother from God's love, not event the death of her earthly body.

Romans 14:8 "For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s."

I praise the Lord that throughout her walk with Christ, my great-grandmother was willing to live and was willing to rest in the House of her Father. When she was alive, she was the Lord’s and now that she's with her King, she is still the Lord's

Revelation 14:13 "And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

God has given my great-grandmother rest. She has raised four children, and loved a  large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, {and believe it or not,} great-great grandchildren. My great-grandmother and I never spent much time together because she lived in Ecuador and I live in the United States. The time that I did get to spend with her was precious and I will treasure it for years to come. 

From the stories I've heard, my grandmother was a loving woman with some spunk. She was also a midwife, helping to deliver several of her descendants. She was petite and had a soft, soothing voice. One of her favorite past times, was sitting by the window and watching the neighbors walk by. Everyone knew my great-grandmother because she had been around for five generations. 

I ask that each of you pray for my family. A few of them aren't Christians and are grieving bitterly. They themselves don't have hope in Jesus, and fear that all hope is lost, now that "mamita" is gone. 

Thank you Lord for the time (98 years) that we had "mamita." On October 4, my great-grandmother turned 98 and three days later went to rest in the House of her King.

The words of this song sing such a glorious truth.


  1. It sad that we only got to see abuelita Rosa once but that time was so special. She is way older than 98 because over there they don't claim their birthdays until they are pretty old. I hope to learn midwifery like grandma. We all will miss her but she is a better place.

  2. I am so sorry for your families loss, but be consoled in the fact that you'll see her again! :) ♥

  3. Sorry for you and your family, Kianna, but isn't there comfort knowing that you'll see them again? What a blessing. I have family members that I never knew for sure that at one point in life ever received Christ. Uncles, Great Grandparents. I know for sure that only two people out of six were Christians.
    And that always gives you a sinking feeling, but it does encourage you to pray for your relatives!

  4. Amen. It brings me so much joy in knowing that I will see my sweet grandmother again one day.

  5. I am so sorry for you and your family Kianna. May G-d bless you all and bring shalom(peace)during this time. I know how you feel my Grandpa died a few months ago and my family was heart broken. My dad has been through it to with his mom. But we all know that we will see each other again in heaven(:

  6. Praise Jesus for His mercy and grace over her life! I rejoice in the fact that she confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior a few years ago. Thank you Lord, their are no words to describe the peace that only You can give!

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a blessing she must have been! May God be with you and your family during this time.


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