seems only the best are taken

To honor Rallyn Van Beek, Betty Mennega, Kara Tippets, Phyllis Meerdink, and Ed Zomermaand; whose loss is grieved, whose memory is treasured, whose faith is rewarded!

pilgrims on a journey

through lonely valley

of uncertain, unchosen

battles of aging, cancer,

treatments, injury and pain.

how to understand it?

how to go on? one step by

wobbly step, one tough day to next;

Spirit lifts struggling saints

 in present hard grief to

glimpse higher vision.

their suffering redeemed by

the Father for holy purpose as

spirits grow ever stronger

with time, faith and courage.

dying is simply a

passageway to paradise,

true rest, complete healing;

they know the Prince of Peace

who calls and carries them home.


photo: “Rose of Sharon” (crown anemone) in “Promised Land” (Israel)

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tonyasmithauthor
    Apr 17, 2015 @ 14:23:28

    Very nice Lynn! Enjoyed your poem here about the struggles of life, trials and our eventual home in heaven.


  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Mar 29, 2015 @ 13:16:41

    Thoughtful reflection on the transience of our brief journey here on earth.


  3. prayingintruth
    Mar 29, 2015 @ 05:59:44

    Thank-you Lynn….


  4. writerwannabe763
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 22:55:55

    So beautiful Lynn… Diane


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