How blest are those

‘God saw all that he had made – and it was very good.

When we mourn the loss of a friend,

there is something very comforting

in the thought that he or she has  gone before the all-holy God –

yes, perhaps with a weariness at the end of a journey

and the wounds of their humanity on them

but with all the complications of their lives

 their hearts and their hands have been filled with so much that is so good.

‘God saw all that he had made – and it was very good.