inadequate words

July 29, 2010

My heart is broken
The depth of loss, no language
My dear friends suffer
The loss of their precious child
I cannot fathom their pain
Please come and comfort
Helpless, hurt, grieving and stunned
Surround them with hope
We now see and are aware
Only you, Jesus, can speak
Jesus was angry
His response expressed in tears
Then he acted with power
He raised Lazarus
And he will raise your daughter
Let God’s Spirit come
Hold you, comfort you, secure you
In ways that only he knows
That you need him now
He is the air you breathe
His presence brings us comfort
Our hearts are deeply grieved at the news of the death of twenty-year-old Liz LaVelle.  On July 28, 2010 while driving to Nashville, she was in a fatal car wreck.  My words are inadequate, so I turn to the One who is big enough to help bring comfort, hope, and a promise of resurrection.
The above meditations were written after reading Psalm 145, 146, Proverbs 29, “My Utmost of for His Highest”, Oswald Chambers, and John 11.
Terry S. Smith
July 29, 2010

2 Responses to “inadequate words”

  1. Terry said

    To David and Jenny, Dan and Leslie, and Kate, and all the precious ones who love Liz, Christ is near with compassion, tears, and a promise that you will see her again. Behind this dark cloud the sun shines and Liz is sitting with her grandmother Sherrill in unspeakable joy. We will wait with God’s comfort and hope to be reunited with this precious one. Our hearts are broken but not destroyed.

  2. Great words. Personally, I feel they are very accurate, even though as you say inadequate to what you wish you could do. But you are right Jesus is the only comfort. God Bless you .

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