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Tag: Abide

OF LORD AND LOSS (a Sonnetina Tre)


When depth of pain has plunged to ocean’s floor,
And memories seem to marinate in tears;
When anguish tries to overtake your core;
When every conscious thought confirms your fears,

I stand in awe of what I see in you –
Your joy in Christ still manages to shine
Despite the flames of hell you’re walking through –
The fruit of lives abiding in the Vine.

Our Father fully comprehends your loss –
Your son now lives, because His bore the cross.


  How can I feel distant from the One sent to abide with me forever? The same manner in which I feel distant from the one whose breath fingers my cheek as we sleep. (“… and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever.” ~ John 14:16)