Thursday, January 21, 2010

Death cannot divide

E'en for the dead I will not bind my soul to grief;
Death cannot long divide.
For is it not as though the rose that climbed my garden wall
Has blossomed on the other side?
Death doth hide,
But not divide;
Thou art but on Christ's other side!
Thou art with Christ, and Christ with me;
In Christ united still are we.

To us it seems our Samuel and Isabel have slipped through our fingers and are gone forever. But in reality, they are simply on the other side.
As the poem says, Death doth hide, but not divide. We all will live forever. As long as we're living this life, where we live out that forever is yet to be decided.


Daisy Path said...

oh debra! i haven't been to your blog for a while. i am so so sorry. i'm sitting here in tears and my heart is just broken for you. i do not understand. i do not. i am so sorry. please know that you and your family will be in my every prayer. i am so sorry you are walking the same road again and the same wounds have been opened once again. sending you love tonight!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

i love that poem. isable and samuel and my christian are on the other side. i am thankful to KNOW.

Sarah Beam said...

God bless you and comfort you.

David Prabhukumar said...

Almighty will comfort you and prepare you to meet them in the other shore.