Prayer for a Time of Bereavement

John MacDuff, from “Family Prayers” 1885 The desire of our eyes has been taken away by a stroke! The shadows of death have unexpectedly fallen around us! Oh forbid that we should rebel under the rod, and refuse to be comforted. Let us glorify You “in the fires!” Let us feel that if we are Your children, there…… Continue reading Prayer for a Time of Bereavement

The Solace of Thy love

Sweet is the Solace of Thy Love by Anna L. Waring I, even I, am He that comforteth you. Isaiah 2:12 Sweet is the solace of Thy love, My Heavenly Friend, to me, While through the hidden way of faith I journey home with Thee, Learning by quiet thankfulness As a dear child to be.…… Continue reading The Solace of Thy love

Revised Post: Thoughts on Psalm 55

“The plug had been pulled.  And as the pain drained out the bottom of my soul, a holy hush took its place, filling me from the top and then running over, quenching my hot tears in an instant.  This peace was cleaner than contentment and softer than happiness.  I was in the arms of my…… Continue reading Revised Post: Thoughts on Psalm 55

Thoughts on Psalm 55

My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.  Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.  Psalm 55:4,5 This is Not Happening… The men from our church placed two spruce poles across the open grave, the hole in the frozen ground where they intended…… Continue reading Thoughts on Psalm 55