No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
‘til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand
I fell apart when we got to that verse 3 years ago. From life's first cry, to final breath. She never had the chance to take that breath. She was gone before she was given the opportunity. Sometimes, I would prefer to live there. Never hear the rest of the song. I would rather remain in the sorrow because I don't want to move on. I never want life to move on from her. For her to be forgotten. But the song continues on. Jesus commands my destiny. As much as I want to remain in sorrow, He has plans for me. For this life. And what relief it brings my soul to know that no matter how much I question and fight with the past, no power of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from His hand. Thank you Lord. Walking the path of grief can surely make one feel there is no way He could love me. But He does. Clearly the One who willingly sent His only son to die for me, loves me. What an amazing love. A love this mother cannot understand. To willingly give her. Her sister. For the sake of others. I am fairly certain I don't know that kind of love. But HE does. And it is because of that love that I can know, I will see her again one day. I will see her sister. So for now, here in the power of Christ I'll stand.
Happy Resurrection Sunday. Happy Birthday Finley Grace...