Context: When I was feeling really ill with Covid, I could barely pray, and wrote nothing. It seemed as if all possibility of having any quality of life had come to an end. I wanted to die, but as the days passed, I faced the fact that I have to stay here a while longer – exactly as long as God wants.
As I started to improve, inspiration began to flow again. I prayed that all the sick and suffering in this troubled world would be blessed with patient endurance, and that we would all be welcomed home when our time comes. Out of this prayer came the spark of inspiration, resulting in today’s blog:
If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God (Isaiah 50:10; NLT).
I walk in darkness,
Sense your grace,
And know that you
Are in this place.
I follow you,
And glimpse your light:
We will reunite.
I see your face:
Bone of my bone,
And hear you saying:
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).
Bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh (Genesis 2:23; NKJV).
Surely you are my bone and my flesh (Genesis 29:14; NKJV).
I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.” So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:18-20; NLT).
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12; NIV).