For months I watched you languish, suffering in such great pain;
To watch such a gentle soul go that way--it's so hard to explain--
I prayed and waited on God and visited you as much as I could:
I hold on and "know that all things work together for good..."
As I look at the Christmas decorations or hear that special song,
A childhood memory flashes me back and the grief storm comes:
I try to hold back the tears but I can't help it, I'm bawling--
"I miss you dad, I really miss you..."
I find myself crawling...
A gentle voice speaks to me and tells me please don't cry, don't cry...
I look up to see my daughter comforting me with compassion in her eyes--
Then more memories and thankfulness flood my soul with another wave,
As I hug my daughter and together we're enveloped in God's embrace...
My WONderful wife then walks in and joins us in a familiar family hug--
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father above,
will be with us in truth and love...
In truth and love...
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"Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
I can feel His mighty power and His grace
I can hear the brush of angels wings
I see glory on each face
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place..."
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-- bro. tim pickl
Friday December 14, 2007 A.D.
--for the Shaw family Lovinthearts.com
--also see: The Grief Storm
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 (KJV)
“Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ,
the Father's Son, will be with us in truth and love.” 2 John 1:3 (NIV)
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