Monday, 3 December 2007

Strength for today, bright hope for tomorrow


E'en for the dead I will not bind my soul to grief;
Death cannot long divide.
For is it not as though the rose that climbed my garden wall
Has blossomed on the other side?
Death does hide
But not divide;
You are but on Christ's other side!
You are with Christ, and Christ is with me;
In Christ united still are we.


Thank you all one and all for your messages of love and prayers! Even those of you who don't comment - I know you are there :0) and I am grateful for you.
I found this verse at the end of today's reading in 'Streams in the Desert'. I think it sums up what I might have wanted to say about my state of mind as I slowly try and return to normality after the depths of sorrow I expererienced last week.
I would also love to write more on this amazing lady that was my Grandmother. Soon. I promise!
For now, all is peace...

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are beginning to feel some peace.

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  2. So glad you're back safely.

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  3. Coucou la belle,
    Glad you got back safely after the blustering day we had on Sunday !!!
    Je t'envoie bientot les photos que j'ai de Grand Maman.
    Gros bisous
    MC

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  4. emsy. Enfin!!!!! C'est super de me laisser un p'tit commentaire :) Je me rejouis des photos
    xxx
    Melissa and RK, I am so grateful for your prayers and support. Truly.

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  5. Death cannot long divide...
    So true. Cling to that, my friend! And I'm so looking forward to hearing more about your amazing grandmother...
    Love to you...

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  6. While penning down a new post today on similar subject, I had decided to quote " Even for the dead..." but I had only first four lines. In my search for the full verse, I per chance stumbled upon your post, which was very very soothing for the soul.
    - Deepak

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