Thursday, January 22, 2009

EVIE ~ A Full-lived Life

(this poem was read at Evelyn's memorial service on January 7th)

I will not live an un-lived life
I will not live in fear.
Of falling or of catching fire,
Or unseen Cancer so very near.

I choose to inhabit my days
So full of God’s Holy Praise.
To allow my living to open me up
To anything God has in store.

I will learn to use the faith that I have
And then boldly ask for more..
In order to make me less afraid,
More accessible and open to faith.

To loosen my heart until it becomes
A torch, a promise, a living thing.
That is unafraid of this Cancerous thing.

I choose to risk my significance
To live so that which came to me
Life, God’s gift, a living seed.
I will allow God to let it blossom in me

And that which came to me as a blossom
I will then pass on to others as fruit.
I choose to risk my significance
To stand firm in my armour of faith.

When there is nothing else I can do,
To live so that which again came to me
Can be looked on as mere happenstance.

I will allow God to do the healing in me,
Knowing God’s sword can pierce and divide
Any Cancer found still residing in me.
By my spoken faith it will no longer be.

I choose to do whatever His Spirit
Guiding me on this healing road,
To cause an unquestioned Victory,
Of what God has revealed in me.
The Cancer will no longer be.

If God chooses to call me home,
Set free from these trappings of human life,
I will have fought the good fight and run the race
And I choose to believe that I’ll look on His Face

Knowing I was redeemed by His saving Grace
My Faith has overcome this evil death blow
For I am immortal and deathless I now know.
Jesus and I will meet you across that short divide
In the blink of an eye we will stand again side by side.

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