Rosemary J. Gwaltney
northern mountains, Idaho
This is an extraordinarily deep, beautiful and moving poem. This one did much more than bring tears. It touched the core of my being, where all my own pain lies, but also where all my faith is deeply rooted.
I know from your writing, that you are a child of God, and that you have nothing to fear, except for anguish down here on earth. Therefore, I can say with confidence, that I am going to love getting to know you and Tony in Heaven some day, when we all get there. Your faith in God shines with a rare brilliance; I can almost see Godís gentle, sorrowful face smiling down on you with such a deep love. I know He is grieved at your sorrow, hating to see you or any of His children in pain. I know He is tenderly, greatly proud of your firm faith in His love, and ultimate reward in Heaven; and filled with love for you.
This is an imperfect world, but He is a perfect God. Your poems show me that you already know what Jesus said. John 14:27-28 - ďPeace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.Ē
And, I need to mention a comfort my mother taught me forty years ago, which has soothed many a heartache for me - a verse I am certain you know as well, about Heaven: Rev. 21:4 - ďAnd God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain ...Ē These, and many other verses have held me up during devastating earthly times. I love you, my friend. I will keep you and your entire family in my prayers.
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The spiritual wind that holds survivors aloft, plants the seeds from which bloom new hope ... R.J.G.