A Sympathy Card
For those who lost…
A husband, a wife,
A brother, a sister,
A friend, a son, a daughter,
A mother, father, aunt or uncle, cousin,
A classmate, a co-worker, a neighbor,
A stranger you noticed every day,
Any one you shared life with,
But lost during this pandemic year of 2020.
These expressed words are my condolences
To your family that they might bring comfort
In your most difficult hour.
Love bridges the miles that separate us.
Love knows no stranger.
Love reaches out to those who hurt.
I’m reaching out a stranger,
While reaching out a friend.
To fill your grieving cup,
With hope, with promise.
To extend an arm of comfort,
To lift you up during a time
When the unimaginable weight of your loss
Is too much to bear alone.
My sympathy’s in your hour of great need…
Might you be blanketed…
Might you be surrounded…
With “the peace
That passeth all understanding.”
THEIR LIGHT STILL SHINES
By Lori A Alicea
Each light, a life, a name held close,
Burns bright their memory.
In silence we remember those,
Called home to be with Thee.
The brilliance of so many names,
A darkened night broke through.
Appears a starry sky but yet,
My eyes see only you.
Behind, you left an empty seat,
Behind, you left your light.
Your memories remain with us,
They comfort in the night.
Their names, lit dim mere months ago,
The roll calls just a few.
The flicker soon becomes a flame,
Your name was added too.
Then one by one another name,
A life, a candle lit.
This scene it takes away one’s breath,
And overwhelms to sit.
Each light released into Thy hands,
Good-by this side of night.
Our loss, eternity has gained,
Released towards heaven’s sight.
The window of my heart remains,
Your light my eyes can see.
Your light still shines the midnight hour,
There’s peace, you rest with THEE.
And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep you hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 KJV