Wednesday, November 11, 2009

No more suffering for these

Many good people come to this blog and read these words. Many of you have been praying for my family, as we have been going through some very rough times lately. These prayers have come from very unselfish hearts. I'm sure that if I knew what some were going through, I wouldn't fault you for not thinking of my troubles. And a couple of you lost some folks dear to your hearts.

HappyWife replied to an email I sent the other day. She had told me that the good news I sent "Lifts my spirits from the sad news that I shared on my blog last night." The news she was referring to was a blogging friend of hers had passed away after suffering from end stage cystic fibrosis. The good news is that he is now with the Lord. And he now breathes with no trouble at all. Deron was also a blogger with assistance from his wife. Read about his struggles and his love of the Lord by clicking here.

Annie shared with me personally and all her Facebook friends that her father in law passed away yesterday morning. This was at the end of a long battle. The family was around, and his home going was very peaceful. He is now in God's presence and with those who went on before him.

Although I rejoice for those who have gone on as they suffer no more, I also ask for prayer for these families, especially with the holidays coming. I'm sure that there will be an empty place at the table as well as an empty spot in many hearts.


Gin said...

Beautiful Cliff. So many are losing loved ones, but you are right, once they are gone it is the ones that are left behind that we need to think about.

Ms Hen said...

Just wanted to send a "Hug".. !! You are a good man.

ms. hen

Mike Golch said...

Cliff great posting.I'm on my way over for a visit.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Below is a lovely bit of prose.... I wish I could claim it as an original, but it's not. Many times I've used the analogy of God creating a big tapestry that we're ALL part of ... of course, in THIS life, it doesn't make sense, and we look at it (from the "back" side and it all seems a jumbled mess of yarn), but one day, when we are in God's presence, we'll see the finished piece, and realize what a Masterpiece it was all along!

...My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I do not choose the colors,
But God works steadily.

Often God weaves sorrow,
And I, in foolish pride,
Forget God sees the top
While I the underside.

Not until the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And explain the reasons why.

But, the dark threads are as needful
In the skillful weaver's hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern God has planned.

Shelley said...

Prayers to your friends - and prayers to your family too!!