A Difficult Trial
October 23, 2020

My heart goes out to everyone who has recently had a loved one pass from this life to eternity, especially a mother.  Losing a parent is one of the hardest and most painful trials a person can face.   On October 3, 2020, my mother passed peacefully in my home, surrounded by her loving family, with praise & worship music playing.  Because of the pandemic, we created a virtual homegoing celebration at the web address www.edlenadavis.com.  View the video to hear some amazing stories I share about her life.   If you have lost a loved one, especially a parent, may the following scriptures comfort you in this difficult trial:

Psalm 34:18 – “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

Matthew 5:4  – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

John 14:27  – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Isaiah 40:29  “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak!”

MAMA (A Dedication Poem)

Before God formed me in your womb, he decided to send me to a place where there’d be no gloom.

This was part of God’s perfect plan, to put me with a special person, into loving hands.

From that day, we began an adventurous walk; accumulating wonderful memories and many late talks.

You built up my self-esteem during my adolescent years. You gave me the confidence to overcome my fears.

Even with my faults, you encouraged me to overcome every test. You instilled values in me and taught me to never settle for less.

Thanks for shielding me. Thank you for the switches. Discipline and training kept me from various pitfalls and ditches.

You laid the foundation of the B-I-B-L-E. Yes, I found out that Jesus is the one for me.

Everything that is good in me and everything I have become is because of your prayers, wisdom, and all you have done.

Mother, you are a priceless gift, given from above. Thank you for your sacrifices and unconditional love.

You have been through a lot and traveled a rough road. But with God’s help, you came out as pure gold.

I honor you as God’s diamond, shining bright. I admire you for being a strong, virtuous woman, who is full of light.

I give God praise for giving me his best.  Now dear Mother, enter into His eternal rest. 


“Lord you are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  You are the author and finisher of our faith.  I give you praise.  I know that the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to you God who gave it.  Please fill me with your peace as I grieve someone that is very dear to me.  I miss them greatly.  I call on You, O God, for You will answer me.  Incline Your ear to me; hear my words.  Father strengthen me and help me; uphold me with your righteous right hand.  In Jesus’ name – Amen.”

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