At the same time, her father, in Indiana, is in his last days
Why, God? She's such a good person. Her heart is in Your service, and You pull this?
What's happening to me, I don't mind. Cancer, schmantzer, it's just a speed bump in life, and it's fatal, but so what?
"Dying is the day worth living for."
- Captain Hector Barbossa, from "Pirates of the Carribean 3"
But to have pieces of the heart of omeone you love visibly torn away...
None of the pat answers I have for myself seem to fit, and it seems vulgar to even trot them out.
All there is is a question in the dark.
And the sound of falling raindrops, as God weeps with us.
Sometimes I do not understand
the God of love and pain,
who places blessings in the hand,
then takes them back again.
I do not want life's bitter changes
that arrive at the worst of times
brought by a God who re-arranges
life and love for Adam's crimes.
I do not want the aching growth
that is duly forced on me
even though this is His troth
to raise me up, and set me free.
I do not want to say goodbye
for I'm afraid to see God cry.
Music from Switchfoot, with Love Alone is Worth the Fight.
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.
Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.