The hard work of dying…

The hard work of dying…

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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About The Author


Pastor of Trinity Reformed Church since 1996, Tim and Mary Lee have five children and lots of grandchildren. Tim's books include "Daddy Tried," The Grace of Shame," "Church Reformed," and a new book for elders. Tim spent ten years in the PC(USA) and twenty in the PCA. He's now a member of Evangel Presbytery.

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