Prayers for the Parched: Glad It’s True

Because of the Work of Christ, our Hope of Eternal Life is in Him

Because of the Work of Christ, our Hope of Eternal Life is in Him

Luke 4:17-21  “The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.  Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:  “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”  Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down.  The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, “Today the scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

 

In the middle of a Christmas party on December 8, 2001, Sue Dumont went to be with the Lord for eternity.  She was 38.  For many of us who witnessed this, it was dramatic.  We were left grappling with our questions and trying to come to peace with what happened.  My friend Sandra realized she may never know why it happened.  But she knows our friend Sue is with God now. And this truth gave her peace.  Not everything can be explained.  It just is.

 

When I was a little kid, if Dad said it was okay, then it was.   And just being in the love of our family made it so.  Sandra prayed this prayer in her car driving home from a Christmas service one night shortly after Sue’s death.  It’s used with her permission.

 

Daddy,

There are a lot of things I do not understand

There are a lot of other things I am simply glad are true

I do not understand how it is that you came here as a person, so we could touch you

But I am really glad it’s true

I do not understand how it is that you came here as a person, so we could touch you

But I am really glad it is true

I do not understand why it is that you love me

But I am really glad it is true

I do not understand all what you are doing in my life

But I am really glad it’s true that you are working

I do not understand that you died, and you rose, for love

But I am just really glad that it’s true

Good night, Daddy

I love you, and Merry Christmas


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