Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
Be Thou My Vision
The Wild Flower's Song
"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."
~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
Allow hope for a brighter day to be a motivating force in your darkest moments. Remind yourself that the sun will rise tomorrow and that we have the opportunity to celebrate the new beginning that each day brings. Each new sunrise brings hope.
"I have been thinking about the change of the seasons. I don't want to miss spring this year. I want to be there on the spot the moment the grass turns green."
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And god said "Let there be light," and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. and there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...
And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together."
The Voice said, "Cry out!" And he said, "What shall I cry?"
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot."
"We know that our loved one has died. Do we recognize that in that death a part of us has died, too! The part of us that lived in our relationship to that person alive in the world has died. The part of us that lived in expectation of a future on earth together has died. The part of us that enjoyed the commonality of shared memories has died. This is a lot to lose... We have to let go and then in the spaces where those deaths have occurred, new life will spring. Some of the new life may be our new relationship with our lost love." ~Martha Hickman
"At every point in the human journey we find that we have to let go in order to move forward; and letting go means dying a little. In the process we are being created anew, awakened afresh to the source of our being." ~Kathleen Fischer
My journal of grief for my daughter Crystal involves a part of me dying. I have turned to the spirit of her creativity in her art work to help move forward. My new relationship is with her as an artist and her legacy of writing notes and cards for the people she loved. I have continued that legacy with my Card Ministry "Crystal Expressions." I joined multiple groups "Cards of Kindness, Cards for Cool Kids, Small Acts Big Change, Braid Missions, Smiles for Seniors, etc. to share her passion for coloring and designing cards. It gives me comfort sharing her artwork with others.
I have opened my hand and heart to relinquish and to receive.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
Psalm 19:1-4 NIV
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthian 1:3
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
2 Timothy 1:9