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Monday, August 19, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 660 - Life Matters

Was it all worth it?

Did my life matter?

Questions like that are natural, especially at times like this, I guess, after a scary-painful weekend...

I do not like to think of this,
but it seems I have no choice.
I wonder if the world will miss
my hope, my heart, my voice?
I have no concrete legacy,
my name won't sail the seas of time;
there's just a quiet history
where I endeavoured to be kind.
Our lives are ripples on a pond
whose shore we cannot see;
like the thief to cross was bound,
"Please God, remember me!"
As time and tide bear me hence,
did my life make any difference?

The answer, of course, is, yes, it mattered.

You don't have a purpose in life.

You are God's purpose.

Music from The Blues Image, with Ride Captain Ride.

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  1. Yes ... your life mattered and matters. You fulfilled God's purpose -- even if you don't realize it right now. Godspeed my friend.

    1. Joe, thank you so much for this. Your words are a tonic on a hard, hard morning.

  2. You've been a great encouragement to me. You stare down adversity every amazing day. Still praying, my friend.

    1. My dear Norma, thank you so much...and your faithful presence here is a blessing.

      Thank you so much for the prayers!

  3. (((((Andrew)))))

    Yes. Yes!

    Annie in Texas

  4. Andrew, yes your life matters. And though the world in general may not remember you, those whose lives you've touched will most certainly remember your words, your hope, your musical tastes, and how you've walked your journey so doggedly.

    I'm praying for you, my friend.

    You are leaving a legacy, my friend.

  5. Your posts here inspire lots of us, and that certainly matters.

  6. Hey! You don't have a purpose in life.

    You are God's purpose.
    Can I use this? Awesome! That should be freeing to everyone! I just felt my wings move a little! I know whenever I touch your blog you have purpose in my life. Haven't been on lately, but you are never out of my prayers sir! And your wife and dogs. God bless you, keep you, love on you, prepare you continually for meeting Him!

  7. Your life has made a HUGE difference, Andrew! I know it's hard to see in the haze of unrelenting pain and disease, but we see it in you and for you! Hugs and prayers!