Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday's Trust - Tsunami of Tears ~ Fighting Grief's Storms

Tuesday's Trust

Tsunami of Tears


Fighting Grief's Storms

Soon to approach three-and-three-quarters-years...

Was today the first day I shed no tears?

At th' same time I feel you're more and more near...

{I could not bear it if your spirit weren't here!}

(There IS a cloud of witnesses~(about that) God's clear!)

Perhaps new normal's beginning t' appear...

But now...I remember...your birthday's near...

Grief's tsunami of tears to come, I fear...

(I remind myself:)

Little lamb lost? You are lost no more!

Our Savior warned and wooed and drew you in.

He had already died to settle the score,

washing you in His Lamb's blood, cleansed from sin.

"This child of mine was dead and is alive again!

She was lost but has now been found!"

The angels rejoice with a joyful sound!

This mother's heart's seared, yet warmed within:

You left my gate--God opened His--welcomed you in.

But even though you now bask in God's arms,

You fly to me when tears sound their alarms!

{I cry now, thinking of your tenderness to me

(when) you attend my heart with sweet sensitivity...}

My tears melt as your presence my heart warms,

~God's wondrous provision to fight Grief's storms...

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

~Hebrews 12:1

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

The son said to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son."

But the father said to his servants,

"Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.

"For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found."

So they began to celebrate.

~Jesus, describing the Heavenly Father's love for His children, wandering though we may have been... ~Luke 15:20-24

Poem - Tsunami of Tears~Fighting Grief's Storms - Angie Bennett Prince 2/28/10


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