Oct 1, 2008

"I'm amazed by life, and it's amazed by me"

In a roundabout way, I have just spent the last few minutes pondering death.

Perhaps it's being around sick people in the hospital, faced with illness that is slowly choking the life out of them.

Perhaps it's writing my mission statement for a class, knowing that the example shared in class was read at the student's funeral before she made it out of college.

Whatever it's stemming from, it isn't causing fear or anxiety, just quiet assurance.

"Can my God, your wrath forbear
Me the chief of sinners, spare?
It's my only hope, You're my only hope."
Caedmon's Call


It’s a long hard road
With a good, good end
And if I keep on walking on past the crooked bend
I will meet my Maker
I will meet my Friend
It’s a long hard road
With a good, good end

Don Chaffer

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth has passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:1-4

Want to know an odd connection I just made? Go to The Parsons Photography and look at this picture...no wonder we are so enamored with these people. What a pale reflection of what reunion with the Lord will look like.


  1. I was thinking that you might be linking to this picture. But you weren't. It's okay. I think that maybe our reunion with Christ will be somewhere in between. :)

  2. so now, not only was Ralph stealing from Kylan and my bible studies, but you are now using our verses.
    I really should get those copyrighted or something...

  3. aw that is fun...jessi and dave but then too annie's picture. aw both have such a different emotion...both, i am sure i will be feeling.
    love you lots. wish i got to still see you everyday.

  4. I love that you used that picture, it's truly what I feel, too when I see it. and I really like that song, too. :)

  5. i love the way your mind works. :) i miss you.

    that picture is breath-taking! i'm going to show all my friends. haha. serisouly.