Monday, October 24, 2011

A sleep

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5

Romans 14:9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.
1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
1 Corinthians 15:18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
2 Corinthians 4:14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.

Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep,From which none ever wakes to weep;A calm and undisturbed repose,Unbroken by the last of foes.
Asleep in Jesus! Oh, how sweet,To be for such a slumber meet,With holy confidence to singThat death has lost his venomed sting!
Asleep in Jesus! Peaceful rest,Whose waking is supremely blest;No fear, no woe, shall dim that hourThat manifests the Savior’s pow’r.
Asleep in Jesus! Oh, for meMay such a blessed refuge be!Securely shall my ashes lie,And wait the summons from on high.
Asleep in Jesus! Far from theeThy kindred and their graves may be;But there is still a blessed sleep,From which none ever wakes to weep.

3 comments:

Sister--Three said...

I will mail your card today. Hope you will be able to do all you have to today and in the following days.

Linda@VS said...

Patsy, a friend asked me to pass this along to you, saying that it gave her great comfort when her mother passed away:

"I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. she is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of a white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says: There, she is gone!

Gone, where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: There, she is gone! there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: Here she comes!

And that is dying."

Winnie said...

Patsy...I am so sorry that I did not know about anything until just a few minutes ago...is there anything you need that I can help with? My prayers are always with you