‘…Amen.’ Sarah whispered, setting her bible on the side table and putting her glasses on top.
Then, with a soft smile to her lips, she went to sleep never to awaken on this earth again.
I almost didn’t want to pick them up, but it was time. The family would be here soon to collect her things. Curiously, I looked through the lens to see the verse she was reading…
“… And Jesus said unto him, ‘Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.’ (Luke 23:43 p2)”
It was more than fitting.
It is a day for remembering. With that in mind, I thought of Miss Sarah. She was a survivor of the holocaust who had seen so much cruelty and horror in this world, Yet, she was strong in her faith, so very strong. I learned so much in the brief time that I knew her about the “real” of faith in an unseen God. I was there the night she passed from this world into paradise. She passed peacefully while praying to God as if he were right there, holding her hand to lead her on. Her bible was opened to the book of Luke and the story of the Crucifixion. On this day, when our country remembers the horror and fear we experienced, I felt it only fitting to share this verse… and to remember that today, many stepped into paradise much too early. And now, may the Good Lord watch over and keep them close in his care. WE miss them, and love them all the more.
This story was written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Friday Fictioneers 100 word story challenge. If you’d care to read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit us HERE. This week’s picture prompt provided by CEAyr, thank you.