Wednesday, May 18, 2011

With Hope

He's been on my mind a lot the past few days.
My nephew, Andrew, would be graduating High School this week.  

Thank God we do not grieve as those who have no hope.  We will see him again. 

This is not at all how
We thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but ... 

We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
(There's a place by God's grace)
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again 

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father's smile and say well done
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now you're home
And now you're free, and ... 

We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true, so ...
We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope

~Steven Curtis Chapman~

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I still after almost 15 years think about what Craig would be doing,if he would have children, girls boys or both ...where would he be living, what he would have been like at the age of 37...which is what he would turn this June 3...I miss him....always! Continuing to pray for you and is a slow healing but Jesus will get you there...