Considering the Lily

Today was an emotional day.  After I made the final payment for our son’s cemetary marker, I drove to the grave site. I could not keep the tears from coming. Grief is a strange thing. Like an illness with many symptoms, it grips those it visits with a myriad of pangs. Driving away slowly through the memorial gardens, I was aware that God was comforting me as I cried. He knows every feeling I have–the inner struggles that no one else notices. Like the tiny parts of a flower’s center, He looks upon my little known hurts and values their worth. How I feel does matter to Him. He clothes the lilies of the field and provides for their needs. God will meet me where I am, assuring me that I am not alone.

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  2. g says:

    Myra, the way you’re expressing yourself through your grief and turning into Jesus’ shoulder…is what’s getting you through.

    I cant even imagine.

  3. Dot says:

    Yeah, the pain is always there. Just not as intense as it is when the death first occured. Our situations are different, you lost your son, I lost a husband, but I can relate to what you say. It has been almost 3 years since jim died, at times i cant belive its been that long, and at times it feels like it was still yesterday. There is more I want to say, but i wont say it.

    You are an amazing woman, and I know with all that I am, you love God with all you are.


  4. Snowflake says:

    I just love the way you turn how aweful you feel into such a neat relection. Thank you so much for sharing. It must have been difficult.

  5. Jim Swindle says:

    I should have known…that for you to produce such beauty, with sound theology, you had gone through considerable pain. You have my sincere sympathy, but what’s more important, as you said in your post in different words, is that you have the LORD’S sincere sympathy.

    At the following site is a poem that may be of some encouragement, affirming what you already know and practice: that whatever the pain, God is near. Yet even my best words seem trite in the light of your profound loss.

    He Is Near

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