Friday, March 21, 2014

Eternal Life


William Henry Murdy
December 25, 1928 - March 19, 2014

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Dear Faithful Friends and Followers,

This past Wednesday, my father, Bill Murdy, lost his battle with Alzheimer's but won the victory of eternal life.  While we are deeply saddened by his loss, we rejoice in knowing that his soul is at peace, resting in the arms of the Lord.

In light of this, as I know all of you will understand, Meditations of My Heart will be on hiatus for a time.  Your prayers for my mother, Nancy, and for our family are greatly appreciated.

May our loving Father bless and keep you all.

Love and blessings always,

Martha

Dad's memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26th, at 11:00 at the Old Church, Oxford, Georgia.    In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Bill and Nancy Murdy Scholarship Fund, Oxford College, Oxford Georgia, 30054 or the Nature Conservancy of Georgia, 1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

19 comments:

  1. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I know you’ll miss your dad, as I miss mine. He’ll be in your heart always, though. Sending my love and blessings to you during this time dear Martha.

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    1. Debra, I've been grieving for months now, but it doesn't stop the hurt in the present. I am glad the Lord released Dad from his suffering; we will miss him, as you miss yours, but have that confidence and assurance that we will be reunited in Heaven.
      Love and blessings to you, dear friend, and thanks for your prayers!

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  2. Martha,

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. I rejoice with you though, that your daddy is with the Lord. We can only begin to imagine the incredible joy, the incredible sights and sounds of heaven.

    Praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. Sending many warm, gentle hugs your way too.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Kim, your prayers and love and hugs are most appreciated! It is a difficult time when someone we love so much is gone from our midst, but I do take such comfort in knowing my father isn't suffering anymore. Alzheimer's is a horrendous disease, one from which he is finally free and healed with the Lord in heaven.
      Love and blessings always!

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  3. My heartfelt condolences Martha. Sorry for your loss. May the lord give you and your family to tide through this grief. Prayers and hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much, Janu, for your prayers, hugs, and sympathy. They are so very appreciated.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. I just read this dearest friend... my condolences to your family.
    Eternal rest grant unto him O lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace+

    Lots of love and prayers! You know that 'Heaven is for real...'
    Take care and plenty of hugs Martha.

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    1. Oh, yes, Heaven is, indeed, for real, Melissa, and I am comforted when I think that my father's soul is at rest with the Lord. Thank you so much for your love and prayers, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Martha,

    I just realized on fb yesterday of your loss. Please know that my love goes out to you and your family. Your father must have been such a kind hearted and amazing man-for he certainly produced a kind hearted and amazing daughter! May he be at peace. <3

    Love you lots. ::hugs::

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    1. Thanks so much, Jessica, for your kind words and condolences.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. I've been thinking about you all weekend Martha, as I heard the news from you about your Dad's passing. From your writings, I think of your father as an extremely insightful, honest, conscientious and inspiring man who touched the lives of many. And a strong believer, devoted to Christ.

    Sending you my deepest condolences, prayers and love, Vishnu

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    1. Your prayers, sympathy, and love are so appreciated, Vishnu. Dad was, indeed, a very special man.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. My prayers are with you and your family, Martha.

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    1. Thanks so much for keeping us in prayer, Brenda.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  9. Oh I am so sorry to hear this news. I know first hand how devastating it is to lose your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love and hugs my dear friend! ♥

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  10. My sincere condolences and prayers, Martha. May God's comforting embrace be with you and your family!

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  11. Martha, you are in my prayers. I know what you are going through. The only consolation we have is that the one we love is no longer suffering nor in pain and is resting in the love of God. For us who are left behind, our hope is that one day we shall meet them again.. And the fullness of joy will be ours forever. They live forever in our hearts... United with you in prayers.

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