Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Homesick

 A lot has been going on in our part of the country. I share with you a link here. The song Homesick by Mercy Me has been running through my head all afternoon.



I don't know this family personally, but it still hurts. It hurts because this family is part of our greater community, our extended church family, and they are hurting. Crying out to God in anguish. It's always hard to lose a loved one, whether it be after a long illness, or suddenly. This situation however is simply tragic. It leaves even those of us who are firm in our faith and not easily shaken reeling in pain and anger and asking why!? I can't answer that question. I just know that I feel homesick for heaven. I repeat the words of the 23rd Psalm. 

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures, 
he leads me beside quiet waters, 
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.
 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

I encourage you to stop by Kellen's blog at Treasure in Earthen Vessels and read his post about this day. He asks us to pray, but you might be surprised at just what he asks us to pray for. I'm praying, will you too?

 

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Deborah! I love the song! Since hearing the news this morning, I've been struggling too...

    Praying with you!

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  2. So many prayers going up.

    Side note: I cry every single time I listen to that song.

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  3. It's so tragic and being so close makes it seem even more so some how... :( So sad and heartbroken for the family.

    Last night I said, I'm so glad this world is not my home....

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  4. Thanks for sharing that song!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Kellen, and thank you again for letting me share your post.

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  5. That's just heartbreaking. So glad this world is NOT my home... at least, permanently.

    Julie

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  6. I've been following the story through our CRC circle and struggling too…..it's really hard and really sad and I like the blog you linked to. Praying!!!

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  7. I'm almost afraid to check the link but of course I must. Yes, I'll join in prayer. Here I go...

    Blessings, Debbie

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    1. Debbie, I'm like you. Sometimes I'm afraid to check the link. Thank you for the prayers!

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  8. This so sad... It is hard to know what to think or feel.. except as you said; "Homesick for Heaven". Will be praying for the family. Thanks for sharing.
    Love and blessings,
    Pam

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  9. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers!

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