Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blest Are They Who...

Blessed are those who mourn, 
   for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4  NIV)


Be Not Afraid

You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst. 
You shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way.
You shall speak your words in foreign lands and all will understand.
You shall see the face of God and live.
Be not afraid.
I go before you always;
Come follow me,
and I will give you rest.

If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall not drown.
If you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.
If you stand before the pow'r of hell and death is at your side,
know that I am with you through it all.

Be not afraid.
I go before you always;
Come follow me,
and I will give you rest.
Blessed are your poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh. 
And if wicked men insult and hate you all because of me,
blessed, blessed are you!

Be not afraid.
I go before you always;
Come follow me,
and I will give you rest.


This picture of Kristi was on one of her blog posts.



Today my friends and I are "blest" to mourn a dear lady ,Kristi,  "watershack lady"@pagan43 on the twitter.  One day, when we are in heaven with her, we will all enjoy a good laugh, and the tears we shed today will make the joy we feel then all the sweeter.  Indeed, the tears we shed then will equal and surpass those we shed now, but they will be tears of joy and not loss.  We shall all be restored to one another.    It is the having had the treasure of her friendship, and it's restoration, which is the blessing.
   


3 comments:

katdish said...

She will be missed.

jasonS said...

Wonderful thoughts, Helen. I didn't know Kristi really well, but certainly enough to appreciate her great warmth and humor. I feel the deep sadness for the family and rejoice that she is full of life and perfect health now. Thank you.

Duane Scott said...

She will definitely be missed.

-DS