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Sobering Grace

If I said it was a hard day, I would be making an understatement. I saw things I thought I'd never see, and I was a part of things I never wanted to be a part of. That was the closest I'd ever been to such sorrow, and even now, the sorrow is still very near...too near. Perhaps time will give perspective and clarity, but even still, I'm incredibly sobered by God's sovereign grace in the midst of such pain.

Throughout the morning and the afternoon, I had Bob Kauflin's adaptation of It Is Not Death to Die running through my mind:

It is not death to die
To leave this weary road
And join the saints who dwell on high
Who’ve found their home with God
It is not death to close
The eyes long dimmed by tears
And wake in joy before Your throne
Delivered from our fears

O Jesus, conquering the grave
Your precious blood has power to save
Those who trust in You
Will in Your mercy find
That it is not death to die

It is not death to fling
Aside this earthly dust
And rise with strong and noble wing
To live among the just
It is not death to hear
The key unlock the door
That sets us free from mortal years
To praise You evermore

I think I'll be thinking of those words for a while, still.

posted by Bolo | 11:05 PM
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