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Monday, January 17, 2011

Rest In Peace

I'm trying to wrap my mind around the fact that my friend is gone.  The thought of only seeing her in pictures and /or old video is one I find hard to bear.  It's amazing when you think about how often we take the relationships we have with others for granted.  She called me a few days before her passing because she couldn't find Oprah's new network on her Canadian station.  We'll I wasn't much interested in Oprah's network and didn't know what channel it  was on on the US station so I figured I'd call her back when I knew something.   After a couple of days had gone by one of my friends on facebook had a site with Oprah's information and it appeared that there wasn't a station for Canada.  I'd been meaning to call her and tell her that but knowing how resourceful she was I figured she'd found it. 
That was the last message I received and will ever receive from her. 
The thought of that brings tears to my eyes. 

People are always posting things about friendship and how it can be measured.  Some say you can measure a friendship by how a person is there for you when you need them.  I'd have to say I agree with that. 
There was such a luxury in knowing she was a phone call away, and no matter what the situation she was a listening ear and would always offer a word of prayer.  I'm going to miss that about her. 
A God given friend who's honest and true is hard to come by...I miss her... In the flesh I guess I'm afraid I'm gonna need her again and by no fault of her own she won't be here for me...I know God will provide and it's from Him my help and strength comes from  but I also know that for so long he'd been working in my life through her,and I thank Him for that.

 He placed her in my life for a reason and for many seasons.  He gifted her with an ability many of us can only pray for.  Her capacity to love and care for others was truly amazing.  She was a wife who honored the Lord, and her husband.   The nuturing, love and independence she showered her sons with is something to cherish.  The memories I have of her I will cherish forever and as I write this I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that my friend is gone. Gone on to glory never to be forgotten.  I know Gods ways are higher than ours and thoughts deeper than our yet, I'm utterly confused about this one and I'm leaning on Him to help me understand an make peace with my good bye.

Monday, January 10, 2011

At His Feet

I just want to sit at his feet

Lay my head on his lap
And let him wipe my tears away
I need to tell Him about my troubles
Lay my pain in His hands
And say
Another tough month Lord
Love ones have gone to meet you
And when happiness tries to shine through once again clouds of sorrow appear
Disappointment and despair seem to stand side by side
I know
I know
I need to sit at His feet
Clear my mine
Worship in His presence
And pray without ceasing
Taking no thought for the cares that tempt and tease
The cares that try to lead me astray

He’s my only comfort
Strong tower

Present help and devil devour
I think I’ll just stay here
At His feet
With both arms wrapped tightly around his ankles
Basking in His Presence, Glory and Power
Asking Him to takes me to a place
where the cares of this world won't faze me
A place where
the pain and sorrow of what I'm feeling
 can be left
A place where I won't question
why did you call my bestfriend home
I realize that place is only at His feet
So I'll stay her for as long as it take
Here at my Fathers feet.

In Memory of Sharmond Oram