The Parting


Their bond was deeper, richer, and more than what many call true love,
But no other words exist to describe it better.
Pleasant years of joyfully, faithfully serving one another would soon end.
A new age was upon them, one where they would no longer be – together.

Nearing their bittersweet goodbye, foreknown, but always so far away,
Closer now than ever, they shared their last touch and tear filled words,
The heartbeat faded…
It was over, beautifully tender, yet simply awful.

A farewell kiss no one else could fully comprehend.

Love, forever impacting them and others, parting, still strong,
Slipping beyond time and the physical world,
Falling into the Hands of Heaven.

Behind the lines

The last enemy to be destroyed is death. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:26

Life’s Lens

old glasses

Vibrant life drips through wide eyes
And soaks the mind with colors
Fresh glimpses of varied scenes
Captured by lenses of grace
Sweet images stored to heart
Now retrieved through pain’s window
Former views once crisp and new
Clouded by gentle raindrops

Behind the lines

Depending on your age and life stage you may read and relate to this poem differently. Each life is a unique story captured through many lenses from baby eyes to death’s door.

What is your life story? Which chapter are you in? What are some images that come to mind? What do others see? What does God see?

Only by God’s grace can we see Him for who He truly is (through the second birth). Have you seen your sin through the lens of the cross?

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day (John 6:40 ESV).

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