Remember and Celebrate

May 3, 2014

The Lord Comforts His People

gordon's mountain

Across this valley, on an old logging road, my brother lost his life, his body giving into the effects of deadly hypothermian before he was found. 
 
This scripture speaks of the comfort God’s presence brings to the deep grief that comes from deep loss and the compassion he has toward us.     

At his memorial service we sang (well, I couldn't actually sing.  I did mouth the words)
“He gives and takes away
He gives and takes away.
My heart will choose to say
Lord blessed be your name.” 
	        Matt Redman

linking up with:
The Sunday Community, Deidra Riggs
Scripture and a Snapshot, Jennifer

11 Comments

11 responses to “The Lord Comforts His People”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Comfort and compassion… I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Sharon O says:

    so sad… what a loss and I wasn’t sure if was recent or not, you still miss him no matter how or when it was. I am sorry.

    • carol says:

      it was 2005…..seems like a lifetime ago and just yesterday…thanks somuch for stopping by. I added a link to my post, realizing it wasn’t clear:)

  3. Anne Payne says:

    I am deeply sorry for the loss you have suffered. The Lord is gracious to those who trust in Him and he provides the comfort we need. This I know to be true as I face the two year anniversary of my daughter’s death on May 13th. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and toughing graphic. My heart shares in your sorrow. May the peace of God surpass all understanding!

    • carol says:

      oh my, 2 years is not very long ago, is it. I did go over to your blog and read some of your posts about Amy. I want to go back and spend some time there. I will be praying for you as you approach the anniversay time. anniversaries are hard, aren’t they. (I did add a link to my post – the brother I referenced died in 2005, and i have loved that verse with that picture for a number of years)

  4. May His Spirit give you comfort, may the glorious music give you release as you weep …

    I remember that Jesus, too, wept.

    Hugs.

    • carol says:

      Thanks for stopping by Linda. This brother died in 2005 that I reference here. (I added a link, since it isn’t clear when that happened.) I also have an anniversary of the death of my other brother tomorrow. I always stop and notice these days…

  5. As my family approaches the 11th anniversary of my nephew’s death, it’s comforting to be reminded that God knows. And in the knowing He has compassion on us and comforts us. Lovely post today.

    • carol says:

      anniversaries are hard, aren’t they Holly. The brother i referenced in this post died in 2005. sometimes it seems like yesteray…I am sure it feels thwe same way for you and your family. May you and your family feel his presence as you remember. Present among us – one of my favorite thoughts. thank you for stopping Holly – and praying right now for you and your family.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, what a deep, deep loss, but what trust in God in all things those words you sang at his funeral show. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
    I’m right next to you at Deidra’s this weekend.

    • carol says:

      i noticed we were next door. we often are, aren’t we. The brother i referenced died 2005 – it seems like yesterday in many ways. My sister in law picked that song . . . as we realized what might happen, she heard it on the radio and said to herself, “i might need that song.” We also sang “how great is our God. . . . also chosen by her. A woman of faith!

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