As my life was fading away, I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came to you, in your holy temple.
(Jonah 2:7; CSB).
We all fade like a leaf (Isaiah 64:6: ESV).
It’s not lonely as we fade:
Even when no one comes,
You hear our cry.
It’s not lonely as we ebb:
Even if no one cares,
You share each sigh.
It’s not lonely as we yield:
Even though no one helps,
You soothe our fear.
You receive our final breath:
Dancing beside you,
Paradise starts here.
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you,
today you will be with me in paradise.”
(Luke 23:43; NIV).
1. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:38; NLT).
The Lord hears the cries of the needy (Psalm 69:33; NLT).
2. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you (1 Peter 5:7; NLT).
You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh (Psalm 38:9; NLT).
3. I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).
He helps me (Psalm 28:7; NLT).
4. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NIV).
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).