Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

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Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Today

Today, just seven hours north of us, a community begins their day. Many of them cried all night and are still crying this morning. Today, many including a family in Wyoming, one in Oklahoma and Ned and I here in Texas start the day with heavy hearts. Today, a church family wonders how much more they can take, how many more times and ways Satan will attack them. Today, a hundrend miles away, a little girl from a divorced family hears news about her favorite person in the whole world. Today, a little over a hundred miles in the other direction, the news also travels to two teenage boys. Today the community of Brady, Nebraska, will reach into their mailboxes and in unison, their minds and hearts will think of one man. Today a a wife has to decide if she wants to get out of bed alone, like she will be from now on. Today her family rallies round her, none of them strangers to death and dying, all of them hurting so much, they can barely breathe. Today they help as she makes burial arrangements for her beloved husband. Today the food will start pouring into their house. Today family and friends, in hushed voices, will talk about this great man. They will smile and they will weep. Today, we all grieve.
George Hueftle was a mail man. But, he was so much more. He was a friend to the folks on his route. He loved them all. He knew their problems and their joys and he shared in their sorrows and their celebrations. When a tornado hit a house on his route, George quickly organized church members to go help with the cleanup. When a young couple on his route told George of their marital problems, George quickly referred them to the minister for counseling. When Vonnie was diagnosed with cancer, George was an example to everyone of caring for one's wife. When George heard the preacher's wife liked tomatoes, he brought a grocery bag or a box full of tomates every Sunday and every Wednesday until she told him to stop. When visitors came to worship, none left without meeting George. When family struggles required George and Vonnie to provide care for their grandchildren on an extended basis, they did so without complaining, but with sweet and loving spirits. When you had George as friend, you had a true friend. I cannot tell you enough about this man's heart. When you cried, he cried with you. When you laughed, George laughed too. He loved God, Vonnie, his grandkids and singing, joking and being with family, church family or physical family. George loved it all!
Yesterday, George Hueftle went home to be with God. His wife, his grandkids, his community and his church family will miss him. I will miss him. Today, we all grieve. But, today God and His angels are rejoicing as they welcome George home!

Peace,
Neva
Psalms 115:16 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I told Joe about George's passing, he was silent for a few minutes with pain written on his face. Then his first words were "the Heavens are rejoicing".

George was such a great friend to us and inspiration. Even when things were tough for him personally, he had a smile on his face for others. His is an excellent example to us all.

I ask everyone who reads Neva's blog to pray for George's family, friends and church. They need your prayers so badly. Thank you.

Tammy

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Monalea said...

Isn't it funny that a coin has two sides. Life has two sides also.

I know everyone will miss George, but I can't help but say, "Way to go George!" He fought the good fight and finished the race!

10:04 AM  
Blogger TREY MORGAN said...

I would have liked George. I pray God will raise up more people like George OR he'll make us a little more like George.

Blessings and prayers...

10:10 AM  
Blogger massivetruth said...

That's an awesome testimony. Thanks for remembering him. I may have never known him, but his story through your words was touching.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Dear, Sweet Neva,

I cry with you who cry, I mourn with you who mourn.

May George's great love for his God, family and friends bring all of you a measure of God's promised comfort.

In His love, grace and mercy
Kathy

10:51 AM  
Anonymous lisa leichner said...

God's blessings on his dear family. What an example he is to us -- thank you for sharing his story.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more Georges in our church. He sounds like a wonderful man. I will say a prayer for his family.

Jean

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers are offered on behalf of the family. It is so difficult to lose a loved one. And even when they are faithful Christians, it takes awhile for their death to be precious to those here on earth.

Good tribute to this man.
Pat

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neva,

If there was ever and anti-troll it was George!!! His death blind-sided us, but God knows what He's doing. Heaven will be a livelier place now that George is home :)

cw

1:36 PM  
Blogger Brian Nicklaus said...

that is what life is all about, dying in the Lord.

congratulations to George, and all the folk who got to know him

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People like George are few and far between. I am so glad you have a friend like him, Neva. Prayers for all of those who will miss him.


Eileen

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neva
I am so sorry for your loss! God is good to us----I thank God for all the "Georges" in my lifr,

I liked this post!

Karli

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As God welcomes him home, He also comforts those who will miss him.
I can tell the mark he made in your heart will last a long time.
I am praying for all of you.
Dan

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got home from church. We all prayed for your friends family and for the church in Nebraska. It is so difficult to see your church hurting and grieving.

Lyndsay

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neva,
I have a George at my church, too. Can't imagine not seeing him there all the time, smiling and singing.
I will pray for all of you and I will give my George a hug and tell him how much I appreciate him,
Thanks from both of us
Karin

10:16 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

Neva, that was a beautifully written post about one of God's kids. I am sorry for your loss.
I do have to thank God for every Troll in our lives there are many more Georges. God is good, all the time. Even in death, He is good.
Kathy

10:16 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Neva dear,

The gentleness of your eulogy for George is a powerful expression of your deep grief.

I pray God's promised comfort for all who were blessed by George's friendship and love in their lives.

Thank you for giving us the chance to mourn with those that mourn in bittersweet joy of knowing George is now eternally joyful.

My love, prayers and hugs to you!

{As requested, here it is, Neva. Crossing fingers it gets through to you from Tayxus]

9:24 AM  

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