Jenna Bush Hager read a few scriptures at her “Gampy’s” funeral, and it got me right in the feels. Again.
She read from Revelation 21. It reads in part:
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
After delivering reading from Revelation of St. John at funeral for her grandfather, Jenna Bush Hager gently touches his casket as she returns to her seat https://t.co/U9j5PUVbqs pic.twitter.com/nAKSYFNmgF
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 5, 2018
When she got to the “I am Alpha and Omega” part, I got chills. Teary chills. It’s such an amazing reminder for everyone going through hard times. This has been a particularly rough year for me and my family, but it’s important to remember that God is good. Even when we don’t understand, He is good. Even when we want to give up, He remains. He is the Alpha and Omega. He has a plan. He is our peace. Nothing can pluck us out of the palm of his hand.
God bless the Bush family, and God bless EVERYONE going through hard times right now. God sees you.