Sunday, 31 August 2008

I am standing on the seashore

I am standing on the seashore,
A ship sails and spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
And starts for the ocean.
She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says “ she is gone”.
Gone where?
Gone from my sight that is all.
She is just as large in the masts, hull and spurs, as she was when I saw her,
and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.
The diminished size, the total loss of sight is in me not in her, and just at the moment when someone at my side says “She is gone”
There are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up the glad shout.
“here she comes.”
And that is DYING.

BISHOP BRENT


Rest in peace, Goldy.

Tia

6 comments:

Tina said...

your witness of perfect trust and resting in Him is amazing.
we love you!
David Tina and Co.

(I do wonder how much resting in peace goes on in Heaven though??)

PMDPeter said...

Lovely bit of text Tia, and very true.

She is just as much loved where she is now as she was here.

Alesha said...

praying God's peace for you today.

Alesha

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I miss seeing pictures of Goldy and hearing bout her likes and singing. She dances to the sweetest music now. Gone from sight not forgotten by the many lives she touched.
May you have peace in your loss and memories of happy times.

Robyn said...

beautiful xx

clare said...

Beautiful xx

You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers x

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