Monday, July 30, 2012

I Shall Fear No Evil

Karen received another call - a familiar call.  Her mother's voice choked out the word "coma".  Karen again jumped up and flew the two hour drive from her home to be by Dad's side.

She lovingly lays aside our father.  She has not left him for a moment as the rest of us too far away wish we could be with him. Yearn to be with him.  Tears flowing, hearts breaking, along this merciless journey we all have been thrust upon.

Karen sang hymns and prayed over Dad.  Precious support there to help Karen and Tricia.  How I pray for Tricia in these next hours and days.

Dad comes to, long enough to whisper a few mumbled words.

Time and The Heart have been silenced in me.
In all of us.
And we Pray.
And we Wait.
Helplessly we Wait.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul. 
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
I shall fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they bring me comfort.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oils;
my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord


If this be your time to leave this place, to return to the House of the Lord, go with peace, go with ease, carry the love you are surrounded by with you.  Be at ease of pain.  Be at ease of illness.  Be at ease of worry.  Be at ease in life.

Go with Jesus - And Live.

I love you Dad!!

Perhaps more than time has allowed you to truly know.