I'm reprinting my May 23, 2010 post on Psalm 104 for my friend and Smokey Trailer Band bass player David Lakota in remembrance of his mother Doris.
The God who made the Leviathan just for fun sent forth the Spirit yesterday afternoon and while family and friends and pastors gave thanks for the life that endures forever and prayed peace on those who walk as yet by faith, Doris Lakota was birthed into the eternal future. She was a believer who sang of the goodness of God with her life as long as she lived and looked to the Lord in every season to fill her with good things like faith and courage and hope and love. But while the psalmist was anxious to hold on to this life Doris was ready to let it go and see the glory of the Lord face to face. The mediation of the heart that is most pleasing to the Lord is to not be dismayed when the Lord’s face appears to be hidden and rejoice that though breath is taken away the Spirit that renews the face of the earth will recreate us from the dust to which we return and revive us with the breath of eternal life.