Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Perspective

Maria Sue Chapman
died at age 5
was accidentally hit by a car
her own brother was driving

Joseph Neal Johnson
died at age 28
in his sleep
caused by an
epileptic seizure

Keith Green
died at age 29
on an accidental plane crash
two of his children, three year old Josiah,
and two year old Bethany,
died with him

Jesus Christ
died at age 33
crucified
hang on the cross
In 3 days resurrected
so that all of us may live


"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away."

- Revelation 21:4


written by:

Liza's Eyeview


3 comments:

Joe and Karen said...

That was a beauty Liza. I feel like God has been speaking me about that these past couple of days. Life is about loss, because we live in a dying world. We cover it up with our wealth, but really all of us are doomed to lose some very important things in this life.

We have lost our beautiful, amazing son...it is a deep grief for us. One we cannot escape. Our comfort is that there is a new world and a new life ahead. As long as we focus on that, we can bear the sorrow of this world. As we sit with the Lord, pour out our pain and know that He suffered too, and He suffered to redeem us from this fallen world, we get peace.

Our only place of peace is in Christ and in the thought of eternity. Thank God we have a place of peace...how do others make it without that? Thank you Lord for comforting us in our sorrow. You are our Mighty God thru the valley of the shadow of death.

Trish Garcia said...

Thank you Joe and Karen. I, too, have always wondered how people make it through life--and loss of life--without God. It seems that it would be impossible.

Love you very much,

Trish

Lisa said...

Liza Pierce - you have such a gift girlfriend. You and your blogging thing you do, just ministers to us and constantly points us back to the Father, in whom is our hope. It's essential that you do that, because otherwise we may get stuck in our grief, and that is the stuff tragedies are made of. But we are not without hope.

Joe and Karen, we are all grieving with you, and we will be for some time. The tears just come any ole time, sometimes in the middle of the day. Around the office, we are all so transparent, as you know. No one asks me questions when they come into my office and I am sniffling and teary-eyed. We all just know that we all are grieving. And the grief - it comes in waves. Oh, we get our work done somehow (okay...not all of it, and not very fast), but always in the back of our mind is a new awareness to not sweat the small stuff, to hug more, love more, give more, be kinder, appreciate more...

Sometimes I wonder, "how does life just go on after such a loss?" And then I realize that, for those of us who knew Joey or know you guys, our lives aren't just going on anymore. I think we are all changed as we realize just how short and precious our time with our loved ones is.

Love,
Lisa Bryant