Because He Lives
Words and music by William J. Gaither© 1971
"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!
How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!
And then one day, I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to vict'ry,
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives!
This hymn was sung at church today. It seemed as if the words spoke directly to us about our son. Another message this morning was about sharing your "scars" with others. About letting others in to feel your doubts, pains, sorrows, uncertainty about life, faith, or anything else that troubles you. The power of the words from the person you let in, "me too" just may be what you both need. This is a good example as to why I will continue to write. I have heard from many who read my blog "me too". I hope that we can continue to help each other through this difficult time and any times to come. I have been given an assurance I didn't know I could feel in this lifetime. I am ready and eager to share it with any who will listen. This seed that has been planted within me is deep. I hope that my own spiritual growth can extend to others who will continue to read.
For this person, it already has.