Ben · Joy

Hear and Do- The Shema

These are the words that Benjamin’s mom shared at the service honoring his life:

This is the scripture that Benjamin wanted shared—

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one and you are to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  These words which I am ordering today are to be on your heart; and you are to teach them carefully to your children.  You are to talk about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them on your hand as a sign, put them at the front of a headband around your forehead, and write them on the door-frames of your house and on your gates.”

When Benjamin was first diagnosed 4 ½ years ago, he said, “This is not about me.”

I think he was right… this is about Him!

About how short life is…

About how there are no guarantees for tomorrow…

About knowing our eternal destiny…

About our hope in Yeshua, Jesus!

About honoring Benjamin, but giving praise and glory to Abba Father…

We have lots of questions, but was also know many answers…

He is Faithful and True…

He is Who He says He is…

He is always good…

He knows every tear we cry…

He carries us through hard times…

He still wears the Victor’s Crown…

His name is Redeemer and He will redeem this terrible tragedy and bring good from it.

He will receive the praise and glory!
The scripture Benjamin wanted shared was his homeschool verse growing up.  It is called the shema, which means, “Hear and Do.”

“Shema, Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad. Baruch Shem kavod malchuto, la olam vaed.”

“Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Blessed be His Name whose glorious kingdom is forever and ever.” Amayn!

I Know where you are, Benjamin… And I thank you for that comfort, my Son!

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