Legacy

Posted on April 25, 2018.

Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday filled with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family. She left the image of a strong willed, yet loving wife and mother who died in faith.                                                                                        In her last days her son, President George W. Bush said, “She truly believes that there’s an afterlife, that she’ll be wonderfully received in the arms of a loving God and therefore did not fear death. And as a result of her soul being comforted on the deathbed, my soul is comforted.” Her grandson, George P. Bush said, “My grandmother didn’t just live life; she lived it well, and the sorrow of her loss is softened by the knowledge of her impact on our family and our country. I will miss you, Ganny — but know we will see you again.” Her granddaughters honored her by reading about a Godly woman from Proverbs 31. Jeb Bush said, I’m exceptionally privileged to be the son of George Bush and the exceptionally gracious, gregarious, fun, funny, loving, tough, smart, graceful woman who was the force of nature known as Barbara Bush. The last time I was with her I asked her about dying, was she ready to go? Was she sad, without missing a beat she said, “I believe in Jesus and He is my Savior. I do not want to leave your dad but I know I will be in a beautiful place.” Her husband said, “I always knew Barbara was the most beloved woman in the world, and in fact I used to tease her that I had a complex about that fact, but the truth is the outpouring of love and friendship being directed at The Enforcer is lifting us all up. We have faith that she is in heaven,” he added, “and we know that life will go on — as she would have it. So cross the Bushes off your worry list.” Barbara Bush was a leader, She was far from perfect but she gave an example in how to live and how to die. She pointed others to Jesus, her Savior. Her family is finding comfort in the thought of seeing her again because of Jesus. Barbara Bush wanted everyone to know the source of her peace. She asked that the service end with the hymn, “Joyful, Joyful, we adore Thee.”               

Thankful for the witness of Barbara Bush,
Bro. Jerry