Sunday, August 25, 2013

Safely Home

I am in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is a perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.


All the pain and grief is over.
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.


Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illuminated
Every dark and fearful glade.


And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?


Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's Will.


There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus' land.


When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, they joy to see you Home!

It has been 20 weeks since my precious Grandmother passed away.
My dear friend, Abby, sent me this poem shortly after Grandma Betty passed away
and it stays out where I can see it daily because the words have been a comfort to me.
I have been blessed by this poem and I wanted to share it with all of you on this Sunday.
I hope you are blessed as well.
Love and hugs!

Have a blessed Lord's Day

28 comments:

Sylvia said...

Lovely poem Stephanie, and how true. The Bible says we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, I believe our loved ones are encouraging us and want our lives lived out for Jesus Christ!

Have a blessed day, my sister in Christ,
Sylvia

J said...

If only this were widely understood, the fear of death would not be as present as it is! Your dear grandmother is now capable of loving and caring for you as never before!

Debbie Harris said...

What a beautiful poem Stephanie, and those photos are breath taking! The detail is something else. Oh the beauty of God's creation, so finely designed, you can't help but see Him in everything that surrounds us.

Grandma Betty is with her Jesus, praise the Lord!

Have a blessed Lord's day today.

Much love!

Blackberry Lane said...

Wonderful, comforting words. Bless you as you remember your Grandmother. It has been 15 years since I lost daddy, and 5 years since mother's passing. Thank you for sharing this today.

NanaDiana said...

I love that old, old poem and have always found it comforting. I know how much you miss your grandmother. xo Diana

Jennifer Where the Green Grass Grows said...

Such a pretty poem!! I know you must miss your dear Grandmother. What a comfort to know she is safe in Heaven at rest!!
Blessings
Jennifer

Karen Frost said...

It is a very comforting and loving poem, Stephanie, how kind of your friend to share it. Thank you for sharing it with us. Our loved ones are forever with us in our hearts. Hugs, xoxo
Karen

Merlesworld said...

Beautiful photos and a lovely poem.
Merle........

kitty said...

The poem is a blessing and comfort to me, also, dear Stephanie. Thank you for sharing the lovely gift.

Denise said...

My momma passed away in 2006, and my big brother in 2008. This touched my heart.

Natalie said...

A beautiful poem! That is so like Abby to find just the right words to send. She has such a gift of encouragement. Thanks for sharing, Stephanie! God bless and may His arms of comfort hug you a little tighter today.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Stephanie, what beautiful photos you have to accompany this comforting poem. I'm glad you shared it here on your blog so it could encourage others. I'm praying blessings your way my friend. ~ Abby

icakepops said...

The poem struck a chord with me. Just beautiful!

Libby said...

I can see how this poem has been a blessing to you. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us. The headstone just arrived on Thursday for daddy and I made an arrangement for the first set of flowers - red and white. So, yes, this poem is for me too.

xoxo

SarahGeorge said...

A very comforting poem Stephanie. So wonderful to hear that Abby has blessed you with this wonderful poem. The book review of the previous post was just awesome! I'm so much interested to buy it now. Thanks for the wonderful review you shared.
Much love
Sarah

Conniecrafter said...

Such a lovely poem, I had not read that one yet, my sister bought all of us brothers and sisters a little ornament and it has a poem about being with the Lord this Christmas, she sent them to all of us last week, my Dad gave us kids all one when our Mom died and it had a different poem about being away at Christmas, they are so nice to read when your feeling sad and need to be lifted up

donna said...

So sweet. Thank you so much for sharing my dear.
Hugs
donna

Geneva said...

What a beautiful and comforting poem, and combined with your photographs is a precious remembrance of your Grandmother. A beautiful post Stephanie.

Billie Jo said...

Stephanie, such a beautiful poem and such a lovely, beautiful place you have here! Thank you so much for visiting my little space. I am so looking forward to visiting you here often.

Have a beautiful day!

Simply Linda said...

My deepest sympathies. Let me just say, you have a lovely blog.Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings

Karen said...

This is a wonderful poem. I know it brings you great comfort. I am sorry to hear of your loss.

camp and cottage living said...

This is such a lovely poem.
I just lost both my Mother and Father this last winter, so it was especially touching to me!
But what a comfort it is to know that they are both with Jesus.
Maybe your Grandmother and my parent will meet.
Blessing-Kimberly

Jazzmin said...

This is so lovely and beautiful. How sweet of Abby to have sent this to you... I can imagine how comforting this was and how it helped your heart.

I always look forward to reading your Sunday posts- and every post you write!- because they always make me feel wrapped up in the Lord's arms. Comforted, and reminded of all his love and goodness.

I just wanted to thank you for your comment on my Faithful Friday post, too. I just read it and the feeling I have when I read your sweet words is hard to describe. They touch me, and always encourage me. I am blessed by you!
And it is a blessing in itself to even think something I shared had an effect on someone.

Blessings and hugs to you!
Have a wonderful day!!
~Jazzmin

Robyn said...

How kind of you to share such a lovely poem, Stephanie. The wonderful memories you shared with you Grandmother will help you through this tough time.

The images are beautiful and so is your heart.
xoxo

Mindy Whipple said...

Looking forward to the day we meet up with loved ones who have gone on before. And your dandelion pictures - beautiful!

Denise said...

This is absolutely lovely Stephanie! What a great poem to share with those (and myself!) who have lost a loved one! It's a perfect reminder that WE are never alone, and also brings us comfort and praise to our LOVED ones who are in their eternal home, free from pain and suffering. :)

Blessings and hugs!
Denise

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Thank you for this lovely poem! My dear Mom is 93 and is not doing well. She wants to go home to the Lord. I will keep a copy of this also, for I know this is how she feels. Thanks again for the precious poem.
Hugs..Nancy

Kate M said...

What a beautiful poem - I will copy this out - so comforting - God Bless.
xx

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