Mourning Has Broken

Today started with an unexpected call, notifying us that our friend had crossed “his last finish line into the arms of Christ“.  This news echoed through the community and we are mourning together. For once, I’m finding myself with few words to write. My hope is that all of us who knew him will allow ourselves to grieve and find God’s soothing comfort in the midst of our pain. Let us remember that “Jesus wept” and compassionately cares for us in our sorrow. The following song reflects many of my thoughts and feelings about my friend’s passing. May you they comfort you as well.

“With Hope”

This is not at all
How we thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We has so many dreams
But now you’ve gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you

And we can cry with hope
We can say good-bye with hope
‘Cause we know our good-bye is not the end
And we can grieve with hope
‘Cause we believe with hope
There’s a place where we’ll see your face again
We’ll see your face again

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God’s plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father smile and say ‘well done.’
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
‘Cause now your home
And now your free

We have this hope as an anchor
‘Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true

We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope

Goodbye my friend. You ran strong and you finished well. You will be greatly missed.
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2 thoughts on “Mourning Has Broken

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