Saturday, February 8, 2014

Music video: Sarah Darling - Knowing What I Know About Heaven



Has this week felt as long to you as it has to me? I'm sooo glad for a free day!
Of course I could clean the house, do the laundry and ironing, make endless phone calls, post ahead, update Facebook statuses, exercise, get groceries . . .
But right now I'm going to close my eyes, listen to the song and think about heaven, my "someday" home.
Won't you join me?
Take a deep breath in, relax, slowly let it out. Let the tears roll out, too, if they're right at the surface today.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.
In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.
I am going there to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
You know the way to the place where I am going.
--Jesus (John 14:1-4 NIV)
 
Rest in Him this weekend. You are loved.
ferree

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7 comments:

  1. Anniversary days are hard ones, Ferree. Much love to you as you remember Bruce.
    Rhonda

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  2. Made me cry.....again. It's been 2 1/2 years since he was called home. Seems like yesterday in many ways. But this is a happy song if hope...of God's love and Blessed Assurance. I can hardly wait. But I know HE is giving lost people more time to find their way to HIM. I wait and try to be best Godly widow I can. Through all my weaknesses and failures, I am grateful for God's Grace. (RViolet)

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  3. Thank you for the comments, Rhonda and RV. Rhonda, you reminded me that Bruce sang a song about heaven right about this time in Feb. 2000. It was an unusually touching and difficult song for him to sing, and as we recalled his struggle with it when he died two weeks later, it was such a wonder and mystery. I don't have much of a hard time with anniversary anymore, for which I'm thankful. The grief has transformed into more of a hope and a yearning and a wonder at the mysterious way of God. And deep gratitude, like RV said--- we're not in heaven yet because God's grace is holding out for lost people to be found, and for the fullness of redemption. Life. Is. Amazing!

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  4. Thank you for posting this, Ferree. I cried as I listened for the first time. This was new to me. The scripture you shared is also super meaningful to me and always makes me think of Buck. I'd like to share why it means so much.

    Just after Buck and I built and moved into our new home, he spent three weeks in West Virginia, hunting and visiting family. He took along photos of our home to share with his loved ones. They all commented about how wonderful it looked. His response was, "Yeah, but I have a mansion waiting for me in heaven someday!"

    He had his heart attack a few weeks later and lived in open heart ICU for the next four months, till he was called to his PERMANENT NEW HOME... his MANSION he had anticipated with great joy! Knowing about his comment brought me such comfort in my darkest days of grief and heartache and still today, nearly five years later as I remember again. Thank you dear friend, for inspiring the memory.

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  5. Thank you Renee' and how good of your husband to have told folks about his heavenly mansion. I'll bet he had no idea of the comfort his words would bring to you and others, just like we have no idea of the glory that awaits us. But we have this incredible hope, and we will not be disappointed! Romans 5:5 I love hearing from you my friend.

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  6. I tried to post this a few days ago after I read your blog and listened to the music. My husband died just a few days ago from an aneurysm in the stomach. This song really spoke to me, and I want to thank you for posting it. At this point, I am still feeling numb, and I have cried off and on, and I don't know what to expect in the coming weeks and months, so I'd appreciate your prayers. I really miss my hubby.

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  7. I sure will pray for you Cathy, and I'm sure others will too. It's quite a journey, but if you need a friend, please contact me. You can do this, Jesus knows what to expect; He'll be with you and so will many new friends and sojourners. I'm so sorry for your loss and the shock of it.

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