Yesterday was a beautiful day and I took a walk to my neighbor’s.  On the way I noticed an area that had many fallen trees that had been there for quite some time. It made me think of people who have died or fallen like those trees and are no longer alive, yet they remain.  It could be our parents and other loved ones who have gone to be with the Lord but who still impact our lives. Their memory is vivid and although they can no longer speak with us, their “voice” is still heard in our hearts. Often I can imagine what one of my parent’s response would be in a situation, or remember their love of serving others, or coming home to the aroma of fresh bread etc. Though we can not speak to our fallen loved ones now, one day we will be reunited. I think of I Cor. 15: “ We shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed….Death is swallowed up in victory.”  For now we have the memory of our loved ones that continually speaks to our present life, and then one day we shall meet again forever!!!