Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Evie ~ A Jewel

A Jewel went to heaven from our family the other day
We struggled so in letting her go, wanting our own way.
Bargaining with God we all determined to vigilantly pray.
All the time our will we superimposed upon His way.

"This should not be happening to Evie!" we have cried.
Still in shock its so hard to believe our friend has died.
We’re still struggling with the "Why." We rail and we cry,
Forgetting this life’s breath is but a blink and a sigh.

When I ask the "Why," a small voice says "Why Not?"
God did not promise sunshine without rain, life with no pain,
He promised us eternity and said we would all meet again.
In exchange for our trust, life He paid in full forever.

God said He would be with us through trying times like these
Minds full of questions, hearts that are raw, He knows, He sees.
Evie ate the word, she learned and I watched her grow
She placed her faith in her Saviour and truly loved Him so.

To be able to bend our knee to the Sovereignty of God
That is what Evie was able to do, be ready with boots shod.
Being Christian does not mean we are excused from any pain,
It means we are His fulfilled promise to see each other again.

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