Sunday, April 26, 2015

Helen's Song

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit. Jeremiah 17: 7-8

Today is the day of the Lord’s favor.

A glorious day to praise Your name,

for a faithful one has flown to you

on the wings of an angel

to be part of your court

and to delight you

with the fully ripen fruits of Your Spirit in her heart.

Today, she walks with you among the blossoms in the garden of her forever home.

And, though her departure leaves a deep void in our souls

we rejoice for her rewards are plenty.

Today she wears the crown

that you have destined

to adorn her brow for eternity.

Tonight we mourn.

Tonight we cry,

but tonight we are also assured

that joy comes in the morning.

For as surely as the Lord lives

we know You bind the brokenhearted

and You comfort the soul that bleeds.

She walks with angels now.

There’s no more pain or grief.

She dances in paradise.

She sings songs of worship,

as she waits for you and me.

We miss her, that’s true,

but we are also relieved

that she is overcome this world

and now dwells in the courts above

enjoying her new mansion

forever…and more…

The Lord provides…

...for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61: 3

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