Supportive verses, &
Tiffany's supportive verses
"A poem in memory of Matthew Chapman" by Shelagh (1999)
Bible verses used in the "Beauty for Ashes" group of SHARE Atlanta moms. (9/04)
I have more of these and continue to add more of them in that treasure box in my heart where I keep things that are too precious for me to only put on paper. There are also many scriptures that became real to me during that time, ones I'd read many times before that gained new meaning. I still draw so much hope from many of these thoughts. I hope they are an encouragement to you as well. Tiffany.....
We give them back to You, O Lord, who first gave them to us: yet as You did not lose them giving, so we do not lose them by their return, for what is Yours is ours also if we belong to You.
Love is undying, and life is unending, and the boundary of this mortal life is but a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Lift us up, Strong Son Of God, that we may see further. Cleanse our eyes that we may see clearly...and while You prepare a place for us, prepare us also for that happy place, that we may be with You and with those we love forevermore. Amen." -Bede Jarrett O.P. from "A Mother's Grief Observed" by Rebecca Faber.
I know this is strongly Christian in nature and don't know what your policy is regarding this. But I wanted to share it with you as it is one of the most beautiful prayers I have ever heard. I especially love the part I did in bold writing. That was my own not how it was in the book- the bold I mean- if you do decide to quote it. I wasn't sure if you have to do it exactly. Tiffany
(OK, I have to say that I love the idea that we don't have to -or get to- keep our sorrow. This was very promising to me during the times when I felt the overwhelming grief would last forever!...Tiffany)
My life is but a weaving
Beauty to Ashes Verses used in the "Beauty to Ashes" group: a group of SHARE Atlanta mothers who are using the Bible and other Christian materials to help guide them in their journey of grief. Isaiah 40:31 Psalm 61:1-4 This was sent to me from Nekicia..one of the member in August 2004. Internet Friends Provide Christian Spiritual Support Page copyright(c)SHARE Atlanta '99-2004
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary,
and they shall walk, and not faint.
From the end of the Earth will I cry unto thee;
when my heart is overwhelmed,
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I;
For thou hast been a shelter for me,
and a strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in the tabernacle forever:
I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
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Beauty to Ashes
Verses used in the "Beauty to Ashes" group: a group of SHARE Atlanta mothers who are using the Bible and other Christian materials to help guide them in their journey of grief.
Isaiah 40:31But they that wait upon the Lordshall renew their strength;
Psalm 61:1-4Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer
This was sent to me from Nekicia..one of the member in August 2004.
Internet Friends Provide Christian Spiritual Support Page
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