Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 193 Farewell, Judy W.

Goodbye to Judy

What is it like, friend,
When the pilgrim road narrows to the end point
And all the shadows are swallowed up in light?
The nature to sin, now completely tossed aside
With your eyeglasses and morphine drips.

What is it like,
When love is unhindered by fault and folly and fear?
All you were ever made for is before you.
Earth is both now and eternal
Heaven the solid ground, the real home.

What is it like,
To have Him finally show you how stunningly beautiful you are
Without the dangerous weight of pride?
A son, brought to the table of her father
Not a slave to a master.

What is it like,
To fully breathe free a liberty your old home could not invent?
Walking merrily with the Eternal Fact, the Alpha and Omega
Friend to friend, as He always wanted it
Boundless, fetterless, wild at heart.

Here, it is like
Wondering. Hoping. Waiting. Longing.
Grateful to have walked with you on the pilgrim road
Where eternity tips its cap to the temporal
And friends share a moment or two.

I love you, Judy.

Until we meet again, I will forever be

Your friend on the pilgrim road,



Anonymous said...

And a beautiful farewell at that.

Anonymous said...

Today we said our final farewells to our dear friend Judy.

Today we laid her body to rest. But Judy is no longer there. She is in heaven praising God.

She will continue to live in our hearts, one place that no one can take her away from. But, oh, how we will miss her.

But this journey is not about us. It's all about God and how much He loves us. He loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die in our place and pay the penalty for our sins. In that moment, Jesus, who knew no separtion from God, could no longer feel His Father's presence. But Jesus conquered death, hell, and the grave and He is alive forevermore!

God has plans for each of our lives. And when our job here is finished, he calls us home. One by one we will step out of this body and enter eternity.

The next time we see our dear friend Judy, we will never have to say goodbye. We will dance on streets of gold.

We will spend the rest of our lives in heaven, home at last, with our Heavenly Father where we will praise Him forever.

We love you, Judy, and we will miss you so very much.

Lorraine & Ernie