Extravagant love

August 31, 2010


My voice is silenced

With this massive loss of Liz

I have no language


I need words of hope

I’m searching for the voices

That will speak the truth


Liz LaVelle’s life speaks!

She is God’s voice to us today

Her life rings out with passion!

Spontaneous joy!

Our hearts are grieved beyond words

Comfort those nearest and dear


One voice comes with Power

One voice speaks to death’s darkness

One voice with authority

“You will never die!”


Today we don’t grieve for Liz,

We grieve for us, our great loss

She lives, we’ll see her again

How do we go on now?


We draw near to You

You have sought us and found us

Broken and seeking


There is one who comes

I cannot explain this love

It’s bigger than death

The words of Jesus bring life

Breathe hope into my spirit


To Liz’s precious family:

You will see Liz face to face

Jesus keeps His promises

Let him comfort you


To Liz’s friends:

Let Liz’s life be remembered

Let her voice be heard by all

God is real…and He loves you!

His love is extreme


Christ lives in the human heart

Little children saw God’s face

As Liz loved, touched, and cherished

She saw the children

God’s gentleness calls

All of us to stop and think,

What really matters?


Liz knew what mattered

Her cup was full of His joy

Her life invites us

To arise and say, “thank you”

Love God, and one another


Liz’s word to all of us:

Do not weep for me

I cannot come to you now,

You can come to me

Let God’s Spirit comfort you

Draw near each day to His heart


Extravagant love

He always keeps His promise

Please accept this treasured gift

Then give it away

Joy comes in obeying Him

Love each other as God loves


Please see the children

The ones who’ve been abandoned

God is here to comfort you

Raise you up in love


Terry S. Smith

August 31, 2010


2 Responses to “Extravagant love”

  1. Adeeyoyo said

    This is so beautiful and so true. Believers do grieve for their own loss and so they should, but I do believe that we will meet again with our loved ones.

    • Adeeyoyo, Welcome to Your Story Matters. Joy is the center and peace is the fruit. I am honored to have the opportunity to share these precious thoughts with you. Thank you for you comment.

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