This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Catherine Baker, who was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 18, 1951 and passed away on April 20, 2005 at the age of 53.
Cathy was a graduate of Capital University. She was a teacher at Harmon Elementary School. Cathy was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio.
Her life was a living testament of God's love. She was a blessing and a gift to everyone around her. We will remember and love her forever.
"My Purpose" written by Cathy
My purpose in living- to know Christ and to make Him known.
My purpose in suffering- to show Christ strong.
My purpose in dying- to be ushered into His very presence and stay there forever.
Prayer written by Cathy:
Because I know You through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ Your word tells me that I belong to You as Your Child (John 1:12). I believe according to Your Word, that You will do everything in my life for my eternal good and for Your glory (Rom. 8:28). And so, because I trust You to be perfect in Your dealings with me, I make total surrender of my life to You (Rom. 12:1,2).
I give to You every personal desire that I have for my life. If You choose to give me the Privileges of long life and good health, then I will use those gifts to honor Your name. I will not ask for those privileges unless You would see fit to give them to me for Your glory (Ps. 31:15). If You deem it wise to give me that which seems less than perfect to me in my humanness, then it is my intent to trust You for those things that I cannot understand. I thank You for working out Your plan for my life so that I will be conformed to the image of the precious Lord Jesus Christ. I will depend upon You to give me grace to always glorify You in the midst of whatever You choose for me (Rom. 8:29). It is my intent not to resent anything that You allow to come into my life, even when I can't see what You are intending for tomorrows (Prov. 3:5/6).
Along with the apostle Paul, I would express before You my desire that Christ be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death (Phil. 1:20,21). Lord Jesus I need You to keep me true to this commitment and to show me immediately when I deviate from it. (Ps. 139:23,24). Because of Your Perfect trustworthiness I trust You completely (Ps. 18:30).
In Jesus' Name Amen
Signed Cathy Baker