Sunday, December 16, 2012

we grieve.

 and oh we grieve...
 we ache...
 we fear...
 we doubt...
 we curse...
 we question...
oh, how we question...
 but,
in the hazy distance....
there is this flicker.
we KNOW it is there...we don't want to look, but we can't help ourselves...it seems so out of focus right now....
 but it IS there.
 this flicker.
 this light.
 this luminosity.
 this LOVE.
 HIS love.
 HIS big huge LOVE.
and we know it.
and we trust in it.
and we LOVE in it.
and we rest in it.
 
 
i pray that we open the church in our hearts,
and grieve and pray and search out the little flicker of light,
 for all the little students and teachers of the world.


21 comments:

Lynne said...

Beautiful thoughts and photo and LIGHT . . .
thank you . . .

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great Post! Thanks!

Custom Comforts said...

So well said Erin.
Cindy

It's me said...

Warm hugs.....love from me...xxx..

Gerry Snape said...

all of us with children and grandchildren are thinking and praying for the states at the moment...my poem is taken from the letter to the philippians chap 4 where we are exorted to think on the good at times of immense bad....god bless

Debra @ Common Ground said...

precious post, erin. you're so right!

KarenB said...

Beautiful post, Erin. We need to be God's love to the hurting in our corner of the world. We don't know whose life would be changed by a kind word, hug and listening ear. I'm praying that those devastated by this tragedy will still feel surrounded by God's love through ordinary people.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

So beautiful my friend. Grieving, praying too.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Beautiful images and comforting words.

koralee said...

This is a hard one for all of us...how and why are the questions that keep popping up...

Rest in Me, my child...forgetting the worries of the world.

Hope you are well my friend..your Christmas home is stunning. Just popped by to wish you a blessed Christmas. xxoo

michele said...

thank you for this light, erin. God is working. angels are comforting. hearts are softening. i am grieving and so grateful i have a savior. i need Him. the planet does. emmanuel! He is with us.

michele

oldgreymare said...

<3 <3 <3 love love love
all we need

z

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Erin - this is a beautiful post for such a terrible tragedy. I know these little ones are nestled in the dear Savior's arms. Thanks for putting this so well my friend.

Cindy said...

Yes...

Cindy

poppilinnstudios said...

Beautiful post, Erin.
-Lynn

Jeri Landers said...

The only comfort is in knowing these little lambs are with The Shepard. Beautiful and meaningful post.

Carole said...

These families lives will never be the same but I hope they turn there grief into something positive someday.... it will take time and compassion from others to make that happen.

Marie Arden said...

Beautiful post very thoughtful.
Peace be with you.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

This is a beautiful post Erin. :)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Such a beautiful post Erin. My heart goes out to all..

Ral @ARTbyRT Seascapes and Island Life said...

touching and beautiful post! Aloha Raliegh