Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the Mercy of God rest in Peace!
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
If you could see me now you wouldnít shed a tear.
Though you may not understand why Iím no longer there.
Remember my spirit that is the real me because Iím still very
Much alive, Iíve just been set free, Oh, if you could only see!
I have beheld our Fatherís face and Iíve touched my Saviorís
Hand. All of Heavenís angels rejoiced as I entered the promised
Land. Beyond the gates of pearl Iíve walked on the golden streets.
Iíve touched the walls of jasper and dipped my foot in the
Crystal sea. The beauty is beyond words and nothing could
Compare, Iíve even seen your mansion and someday
Iíll meet you there. Let Jesus be your guide because
His Word will show you the way! So please donít
Cry because we will meet again someday.
-Patsy Stambaugh Deskins~
My life is but a weaving between the Lord and me,
I may not choose the colors,
He knows what they should be,
For He can view the pattern upon the upper side,
While I can see it only on this, the undersideÖ
Sometimes He weaveth sorrow, which seemeth strange to me,
But I will trust His judgment, and work on faithfully,
ĎTis He who fills the shuttle, and He knows what is best,
So I shall weave in earnest, leaving to Him the restÖ
Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why -
The dark threads are as needed in the Weaverís skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.
© Tina's Prayer Gate
July 31, 2012