Mary Lee and I are in Winfield, IL, at Central DuPage Hospital with Mom Taylor (Margaret West Taylor) who’s doing the hard work of dying. This mother has done us and our children nothing but good all her life. She has always been, and remains, so very gracious. Kind. Beautiful. Please pray for her. She’ll miss her 101st birthday in two weeks.

Instead, we’ll have the funeral, a worship service testifying to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Then we’ll lovingly place her body in the ground (what Calvin refers to as “the last offices of humanity” in remarking on God’s kindness in His Own burying of Moses) where she will decay awaiting her Savior’s return—but this time in power and glory! Those of us gathered in her room “comfort one another with these words” (1Thessalonians 4:18).

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