Friday, June 24, 2011

God Shall Wipe Away Every Tear...

In the land of fadeless day
Lies the city foursquare;
It shall never pass away,
And there is no night there.
God shall wipe away all tears,
There’s no death, no pain, nor fears,
And they count not time by years,
For there is no night there.
All the gates of pearl are made,
In the city foursquare;
All the streets with gold are laid,
And there is no night there.
All the gates shall never close
To the city foursquare;
There life’s crystal river flows,
And there is no night there.
There they need no sunshine bright,
In that city foursquare;
For the Lamb is all the light,
And there is no night there.

-John R. Clements

A friend of ours died in a drowning accident yesterday. My heart goes out so much to his family. It reminds me of how quickly life can be taken away and that we are not promised tomorrow. If you have never asked the Lord to live in your heart then today is the day.  The simplest thing could turn into tragedy and there could be no more tomorrows.
I am thankful to know that someday, whether it be by death or God coming to take us away, we will see our friend in heaven again.


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my gosh, jillian. i am so so sorry for your loss and for the family.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Such sad news. I will keep you as well as the family of your friend in my prayers.

rocks in my mailbox said...

I am on the way out to CA and a friend called me and told us. I was so shocked. It almost doesn't seem real. We will be at the memorial. I hope we can be an encouragement to the family.

Becky C said...

Oh Jillian, I'm so sorry about your friend. God send peace to his family.
Becky C

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Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Though we miss our loved ones here-- in the Temporal. Our hope and Joy is that of Eternity.
May the God of all comfort give you and His family Grace and peace.

Jana said...

Thank you Jill, I'm tearing up again but so thankful for the assurance that I will see him again! The Lord's comfort is amazing!

The Misty Journey said...

He was and is on many of our hearts and minds with the tragic news of what has happened to him but the awesome news that he beat me to the end of the journey! His friendliness, warm spirit, and sincere faith spoke volumes...he always bounded over to say hi, with a grin from ear to ear. Times like these help us to focus and remember what is important and you can't help but evaluate your own life. What would be said about me if I had been gone yesterday? May the testimony of T.M's life be used to further the honor and glory of our Lord & Savior who gave his life for us. Prayers for all the friends and family nationwide who are grieving the loss but Thankful to know where he is!

Sjn said...

beautifully written... I'm so sorry for your lose.

Lord live in my heart, bless my time here with my family.

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My husband's best friend drown in a freak accident several years ago. It was so tragic. I will keep you and your family and friends in my prayers.

Traci said...

Oh no! I will keep you & the family in my prayers.

charlesalvarez23 said...

Oh I am so sorry.It is such a badnews and I feel so sad when I am reading your blog.Dont worry I will include the family of your friend in my prayers.Godbless and take care.

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