Friday, April 17, 2009

I Can Only Imagine....

I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine

I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine

I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine

This song by Mercy Me has always been so special to me....and yet at the same time so hard to listen to. I can only imagine the homecoming we each get in heaven when we are welcomed into His kingdom...and yet at the same time, the party in heaven is balanced out by the tears we feel here on earth. To be happy and joyful is know that the Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with know that God works for the GOOD in ALL know that though I walk through the valley of the shadow and death I shall fear no evil, to know that at my weakest point the Lord Jesus is carrying know that HIS every plan is know that when my heart aches beyond comprehension the Lord is holding me in His arms....

to know that when my loved ones go to heaven the Lord is waiting with open arms...and saying Welcome Home my child, welcome home....

Today, the Lord welcomed home an amazing person...a faithful servant...a follower of His who vowed to make this world a better place....who work tirelessly to reach out to those who were weary and lost...who loved the Lord our God with all her heart, with all her soul, with all her mind...

Today, the Lord said, Welcome home my child, welcome home my good and faithful servant...welcome home my darling...I have been waiting for you. And with that He scooped her into His arms and said...thank you for being my angel on earth. Thank you for taking the time to grow an amazing family. Thank you for taking the time to welcome each and every new face into your church community. Thank you for sharing MY word with others, thank you for being a faithful daughter...thank you for loving, learning, reaching, touching, giving, sharing, showing, guiding, living...and loving all in My name....

Today, April 17, 2009, the Lord opened His arms and welcomed home a beautiful woman...a daughter, a sister, a mother, a wife, a grandmother, an aunt, a friend, a christian...He welcomed home a ROSE....

Lord, may Rose's family feel your love, your peace, your comfort...may their faith in YOU provide them with the hope they need to find joy in their lives and in the life of their Rose....

1 comment:

Pam Harper Horst said...

You have such a good way with words and I always enjoy reading your blogs!! My heart goes out to Vicki and her family. Rose really was such a faithful servant here on earth, I can only imagine the greatness HE has in store for her in heaven!