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Posted by on Nov 3, 2008 in At TMV | 1 comment

The Mountain Top Moment

There are times when words do not or can not express loss in the soul of a person. As a chaplain in our nation’s armed forces, I am called upon to deal with issues that are very personal. My calling to these men and women in uniform is to try to help them find their spiritual center in their time of crisis. I read the stories about the passing of Senator Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, and I was taken aback at the poignant timing of her passing. Why would God allow this sorrow to take place at this point in time? I think it has to do with a mountain top moment.

There are times in our lives when our dearest companions and mentors are destined to leave us. It was said that “Toot” had been struggling with cancer for a lengthy period of time. As I pondered the timing of her passing, I decided to pick up my Bible and I turned to Deuteronomy 34, verse 4:

“And the Lord said unto him (Moses), This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.”

God took Moses to the mountain top to show him the future that was in store for Israel. My heart is telling me that “Toot” got to the top of her mountain to see that her grandson is going to have a great future. Her mind and soul were at ease and that is a true blessing.

My prayers go out to Senator Obama and his family.

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  • troosvelt_1858

    I do offer my deepest sympathies to the Obama family.

    This marks the 3rd consecutive election where circumstances of the vote and/or personal tragedies have prevented the President Elect from enjoying the victory

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