Tuesday, May 15, 2012

no words

Sometimes no matter which words I choose - and no matter how hard I try to arrange them in an order that makes sense, the effort is futile. Seems there are just some times that defy words. 

Sunday I gave up trying to wrap words around discombobulated (my own word) thoughts almost before I even started trying - and instead asked my friend who had just learned of her son's tragic death to consider the email I fumbled to type as one big hug that I was wrapping around her in an attempt to absorb some of her pain and grief. That is, after all, what I would have wanted any words I might have used to do. To somehow ease her/their burden.

18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. I John 3:18

Yesterday was a rainy day - as if the earth itself was mourning the loss of this young man. The girls and I headed over to the family's home to attempt to do something more practical toward the end of easing their burden. Before we left our house I failed again to write words of comfort and encouragement that I felt would do what they were intended to do. And even as we visited at their home it seemed I just kinda babbled (blubbered is more like it!) - used too many meaningless words.  

How does one make sense of such tragedy?!

In the car on our way back home a song came to mind and I sensed perhaps it was God's way of helping the girls and I to understand that when we find ourselves at a loss for words, it's ok. It's ok  because God's Word faithfully (since the very beginning of time!) speaks Truth - which is exactly Who & What we need to cling to during such times as this - and only He is SO good (key word here) at it.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6


 The last thing I need is to be heard

 - but - 

to hear what HE would say.


28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

This song below is my prayer on behalf of our grieving friends and all who have been impacted by the tragic loss of this young man (my family included). I pray that as God's Word is shared at the funeral, during that time set apart to be still before attempting to move on, they/we will just know that God is "in this place" - and I pray that HE will speak - that HIS Word will pour down like the rain and tears have been - and wash our eyes to see His Majesty. 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:1-5

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