Thursday, January 22, 2009

Holding On

Always a cautious driver.
"The cautious one" they
all say.
But late for school today
did you decide to hurry?
Did you decide to push the
Just this once...

A steel box seems
an illusion broken
When there is nothing left
but a soda can someone
has stepped on
We see the reality of the
fragile shell.

You are gone but safe.
We have peace
But still we ache for
the emptiness left
A family mourns
their son is missing.

The passenger is as good
as dead
some say, relentless.
His brain is gone never
to return and a machine
does the living.
But we will not let go
We surround you with hope!

These stories will hold us up
lift our heads above waves.
"I was brain-dead once,
no hope of return.
Now I am a surgeon."
He walks the halls where
You lie--asleep for now.

A mother holds her son's hand
as the months slip by.
"Let him go", they say,
"say good-bye, there is no hope"
"unplug him" " walk away..."
You held on, and he stands
beside you today.
We will not let go!

We are waiting for you
words of life, hope
We are holding on.

Psalm 30:1-3--- I will praise you , Lord, for you have rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me. O Lord my God, I cried out to you for help, and you restored my health. You brought me up from the grave, O Lord. You kept me from falling into the pit of death.

Psalm 34:1-3--- I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are discouraged take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord's greatness; let us exalt his name together.

Psalm 47:5-6---- God has ascended with a mighty shout. The Lord has ascended with trumpets blaring. Sing praise to God, sing praises; sing praise to our King, sing praises!

Psalm 65:5-8----You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas. You formed the mountains by your power and armed yourself with mighty strength. You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations. Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy!


Matthew said...

I was trying to think of something to write, this was it. Thank you.

fawndear said...

Thank you for these beautiful posts. Although heart-breaking and full of pain they are a valuable reminder of just how precious life is. How we need to love each and every day we have to spend with family and friends and that we need to Thank God for those moments. And realize that no matter what, he loves us and is aware of our struggles.
I'll keep you and this family in my prayers.