Monday, January 10, 2011

One of those days

I have been absent for the last week or so.  We had a very dear friend loose the fight with cancer and go to be with Jesus.  Him and his wife have been dear friends of ours for 20 years. We will miss him but know that he is rejoicing in heaven with Jesus.  The service was yesterday and was a tribute to his life of faithfulness to God, family and friends. So many memories of good times that will be cherished in his honor.

As I sat down this morning I was compelled to write this poem.  Every once in a great while one will pour out of me and this was one of those times.

One of those days 

It's one of those days
when the walls crash down
and no one is around
when breathing in and out
is all that I can manage

It's one of those days
when the sky is gray
and it rains, rains, rains
when the tears flow out
and there's no way I can stop them

As I sit and stare
wondering how I got here
I feel your gentle Spirit
come and be so near

Lord, I need you more than ever
I need your hand
so we can stand together
I need your strength and hope forever
to get me through the now

And when the wind blows strong
when I can't go on
You come and carry me along
until things get better

You show me that You're there
 I don't have to live in despair
all I need is You
and to be thankful for what I've been given

So when it's one of these days
May I fall on my knees in praise
and let You carry me a ways
and not run in the other direction

May the long days be
a platform for Your peace
to comfort and release
all Your presence has to offer

Because all of these days will pass
leaving footprints in the sand
marking times in my life
and how I've lived them

6 comments:

Butterfly Works said...

Beautiful......I am sorry about your friend.....

Hugs

The Whispering Creek House said...

so nice...i am sorry about your friend too..hugs to your family teri!

Jen said...

So sorry for your loss...beautiful poem though! Something we all need to remember to do when times get tough.

Karla said...

So sorry for your loss but rejoicing with him for arriving home! Love the poem... I hear the tenderness of your heart and the beauty of your love for the Lord and His love for you flowing through it. Hugs to you my friend.

karin said...

That is beautiful and will be a nice reminder that he is ever faithful in our moments of despair. Praying for you both and Terri and the kids.

Connie Lou said...

Teri Leigh, thank you so much for pouring out your heart. I know a couple in our church who lost a child unexpectedly last week, Isaiah, he was only 9. I am going to use your poem in my intercession as a prayer for them...thank you again. And so sorry for your loss...
Connie