In a 2013 blog post, Tasting The Day I shared a bit about my sweet friend Lou, who we lost to breast cancer. She is with the Lord now. I learned this weekend that her sister will be joining Lou soon. It is so violently wrong. I abhor that disease. After crying in my shower for some time, I decided to speak the only way I know how. With my hands. So in honour of these two sisters, I wrote this.
Please pray for Sister. Please lift up her family. Father God, please bring your peace and rest to her. Amen.
For Her Sister
Hold her hand please. She is so scared.
Her fear is palpable. Her soul is bared.
She needs to see you in this trial
Jesus go to her now and sit awhile
Hold her hand please. It is so hard.
She knows it’s coming, Death plays its card
Her pain is furious, but Your peace is waiting
She knows it’s happening, her time is fading
Hold her hand please. She wants to fight
To rip away this cancer, it is her right
Her sister calls her, “come join me”
Let it go dear, come and be free
I’ll hold your hand sis, it can be frightening
But please don’t fear it, His love enlightening
When it was my time, I fought it so
Now I am here, I have let if go
He will hold your hand, entwine your fingers
Your heart He covets, in you He lingers
Sister mine please leave your pain
Your soul can fly, you’ll be whole again
Release your grip love, let Me lead you now
To Me I’ll gather you, I will keep my vow
I promise you, I have prepared a room
I wait for you, to be here soon
Rest your hands sweet, peace be at last
Your life with Me now, so let earth pass
Come closer still, stay beside my throne
You are so loved here, naught to be alone
I hold your hand daughter, clasped here in mine
To your wedding feast, come here to dine
Your pain has passed, your fear subside
Come now love, with me abide.
Reach with your hands dear, My gifts to you
Your healed and painless, you’re all renewed
The trials of yesterday are in earth’s past
Your sister’s here too, both free at last.
So clap your hands love, in joyous song
With me my precious, you belong
I kept my promise, you enter peace
A forever future, the past has ceased