Faith Child, Gary Bethnick has been inspired recently to write this poem for you who have lost a loved one.
***A few thoughts regarding those loved who have left their bodies behind…Gary Bertnick
Words from the heart spoken
Love pours from the inner being
And only the spirit can hear the reply,
Alone, but not alone!
Knowledge of the Holy One carries
“The streams of the Lord always full”,
Wings of grace soar into the heavens
The very place of angels
Home of everything good and lasting
Place of “forever”
Where the foretaste of eternity
Stands fulfilled apart from time.
The ones loved for so many years
Taken away by invisible wings
Lifted suddenly from the Earth
Brought into the Majestic Presence,
Faith gave birth to reality predestined
Fulfilled, now at last.
As the sun lowers in the western sky
Robins hop about in the back yard
Hummingbirds dart to and from the feeder
The cat curls up on the rocking chair,
And I already know
He “makes the dawn and sunset shout for joy”;
As I rest in the Spirit
Trust a soothing warmth about
The Shepherd’s path constantly before me,
Body death seen is but a blink
A quick shadow passing with the New Day dawning.
Any fear just a charade Any hint of doubt but the icy breath of darkness,
Death swallowed up by life
Death destroyed in complete victory
Life in Israel’s Messiah alone triumphant
Our King, the King of all spiritual Jews.