Sunday, May 31, 2015

in the face of loss

May we preach to ourselves that You are GOOD…You are GOOD. Even when it doesn’t feel like it. [Psalm 136:1]

May we be convinced that You are IN CONTROL even when we only feel chaos. [Isaiah 45:6-7]

May we remember that You take note of every tear, that You won’t let a single one go to waste. [Psalm 56:8]

May we be anchored in You when the waves threaten to overtake. [Hebrews 6:19]

May we remember that You loved them most. [1 John 4:10]

May we remember that You loved them first. [Jeremiah 1:5]

May we remember that You cried for your friends, too – that You, too, were deeply moved, deeply troubled. [John 11:33, 35]

May we remember that in times of sorry You do not offer words of comfort, but Yourself. May we sense Your nearness and be near to the breaking hearts around us. [Psalm 23:4; Psalm 34:18]

May we remember the hurt and how convinced we are now of the value of human life. May we treat all we know with the honor human life demands, refusing to demean them, refusing to overlook them. May this love be the legacy of loss. [Psalm 139:13-16]

In loving memory of Rachel and Maddie, with deep respect for their many friends and precious families. I taught them a few years ago, and when I think back, I remember them both having a certain kind of loveliness – the peaceful, approachable kind of loveliness, the kind of lovely I pray for my little girl. They were true beauties, in every sense of the word.

1 comment:

  1. so very lovely...beautifully written, and a perfect reminder❤️