Monday, July 12, 2010

quiet. hush.
another warrior..
soldier of the Cross..
has just stepped over
into Heaven.

another nail of victory
has been pounded into the
rough-hewn Cross of our
Redeemer.
faithful to the end.
endured the shame.
walked the walk. unwavering.

monica went to bed, and
awakened in Heaven.
no more weight struggles.
no more program.
no more diets.
no more brokenness
and concern
over her children.
no more fears over her
money situation. free and
delivered and victorious and
stamped with the Blood of
Christ. in Heaven forever and ever
and ever and ever. completely
whole.

hush. quiet.
do you hear the angels'
choir? the roar of melody
across the Heavens for another
child who has defeated death and
darkness?

i'll miss you, monica.
i've always loved you.
welcome Home, faithful
servant.

fellow soldiers.
march. stamp your
boots to the sound of
our glorious Savior Who
will someday bring us Home,
too. stand tall. grab my
hand. know my love for you.
i am weak and broken and
utterly imperfect, too.

"Savior, like a Shepherd lead
us..." sing with me. hear
the breath of God as He hovers
over us. "much we need Thy
tender care"...yes, Jesus, yes.
we need You. yearn for You.
our boots are muddied. our souls
tarnished with self and indecision
and fear.

"precious Jesus, precious Jesus...
Thou has bought us, Thine we are.."
yes. Lord.
THINE! all Thine.
amen. amen.

hush, quiet.
listen to the soothing
music of the angels' choir
as they shepherd us for
Heaven. like they did for
monica.

18 comments:

Penny said...

This is beautiful Ann, Thank you! What a beautiful gift and talent you have, your storied strike right through the heart

盈廖生家秀蔡 said...

很喜歡你的部落格 留言支持你 祝你人氣長紅~~~ ..................................................................

楊儀卉 said...
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崔佐安崔佐安 said...

這麼好的blog不回應怎麼行咧!............................................................

思恬 said...

獨居時,要反省自己的過錯;在社會大眾之間,則要忘卻別人的過失。..................................................

俊宏淑松 said...

One swallow does not make a summer.............................................................

王美妹 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

fatquiver said...

My dear friend Stacey loved your writing in the late 70's and early 80's. She began to journal, and like you, chose to write in lower case for everything except the Lord's name. Stacey went to be with the Lord this December after a short battle with melanoma. She leaves a devoted husband and 3 children: 2 daughters 23 and 21, and a son, 18. Your recent post about Monica felt, to me, like it could have been a post about Stacey. Thank you.

陳宛伶陳宛伶 said...

Learning makes life sweet.

翊瑜張 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

文王廷 said...

人生有些波折,才能有些成長,所以不論順逆,凡是成長、成功的助緣,都應該心存感激。.................................................

吳承侯政霖虹 said...

人應該做自己認為對的事,而不是一味跟著群眾的建議走。..................................................

王辛江淑萍康 said...

人生有些波折,才能有些成長,所以不論順逆,凡是成長、成功的助緣,都應該心存感激。.................................................

麗王王珠 said...

原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得......................................................................

冠陳儒 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。..................................................

王辛江淑萍康 said...

初次拜訪,祝你人氣一百分..................................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

友誼能增進快樂,減少痛苦......................................................................

barb said...

"free and
delivered and victorious and
stamped with the Blood of
Christ. in Heaven forever and ever
and ever and ever. completely
whole."

Longing for the day when the angels shepherd me heavenward. Free from.....