Sunday, August 15, 2010

The day she was born...

I have seen variations of this saying
that say the Angels danced rather than God.
I think it is a lovely thought
and I have no doubt the God and Angels
rejoice at the birth of His precious children.

But since Amelia's death I have wondered
what God and the angels did when she died.
Did they dance?
Did they sing?
Did they cry?
Did they cradle her like a baby?
Or release her like a butterfly?

No doubt she was welcomed home with love.
That is how she was welcomed here.

And still, I wonder.

Did the angels miss her while she was here with us
like we miss her now that
she is home?

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
Psalm 139:7-12


Jennifer said...

I wished that we knew more about heaven and what it is like when loved ones arrive. It is such a mystery, yet we all know that it is glorious. I think God weeps with us, but I think he welcomed our babies with outstretched arms. I my mind he gathers all of our loved ones that have gone on before us and has a welcoming committee ready and waiting for the moment they arrive. I picture jubilee and rejoicing. Those are just the pictures my mind conjures up though. To me it is fascinating to dream about heaven. Especially what our little ones are doing up there. Still praying! Hugs!!

Lori said...

It's often hard for me to reconcile what Heaven is like...some days I want it to be where my loved ones carry on lives up there, just far more glorious ones and cognizant of all here and others where I just want them all to be in ignorant bliss and have no clue about the pain and suffering of this world, even if that precludes them from being 'part' of my life here on earth.

Like Jennifer said...such, SUCH a mystery.

Still lifting your family in prayer.

Unknown said...

Those are good questions.... You know what I always think of? SCC's lyrics in his song February 20th.

"God only knows everything that happened in that moment
God only knows what He whispered to her heart
God only knows just how thankful I will always be that He gave her mom and me
February 20th"

Although I think of Carleigh's birthday instead of Feb 20. But I do often wondered what happened in those moments when she slipped away. Was He there embracing her and calling to her?

Hannah Rose said...

Melissa, what an interesting thought. Did the angels miss her while she was here with us? I love to think that God and the angels dance when we are all born. Yet, what do they do when we die...especially our precious babies that never got much of a chance at life. Yet, their lives were marvelously beautiful still.

What a perfect family photo. Just priceless.

Have you ever heard of David Teems? I think you would LOVE him! His cd "Hope from the Myst of Eden Series" is incredible. He has a very soothing voice and reads scripture with a soft piano playing in the background and it has waves crashing. It was such a comfort to me last year when the Lord brought me back to him and this year after losing Lily. It really has brought me such hope. I like to listen to it falling asleep or even just meditate on the words.

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Unknown said...

I wonder all this too, and hope that one day all our questions will be answered. I like the thought that angels miss us while we are here. It makes the anticipation for our homecoming all the more miraculous and special.