O lord where can I hide from your presence?
Where can I be where I can’t be found?
Is there ever a time in heaven where the sun dies out
Where we can’t hear the praiseful sound
When the storm is strong
And the rains are heavy
Your children ask “Were you even there?”
When the flowers are scorched
When the trees are trembling
We still say “Lord I need you here!”
When a breeze of the wind
strokes away the tears
that once streamed down our cheeks
out of emotions of heartache and fear
We beg you for mercy crying out “Please!”
So you stepped down onto earth
You even left your throne
You knew that Jesus died on the cross
But you were the one to take us home
So we trusted you one step at a time
and another step once more
til the day comes when we take the last step further
until we reach heavens door
Laid before her was the life she had lived. The life she’d fought in, cried in, rejoiced in and had joyful moments. It was like a sunset with different colours shimmering the oceans spark. It was like a reflection of the sunset that fell upon the waters. She just sat there. She never moved. She was still. She was breathing in the peace that entered her presence as he drew near to sit next to her. Her head fell upon his shoulder and remained there.
As they both gazed into this memorable sunset, not a word was said. It was as if time had faded, noise grew silent and peace became frozen still. Even the whispers of the wind were not to be heard.
He said not a word. He just remained next to her. His presence was enough. She needed nothing else. He was a friend. A friend who was there before she was born. A friend who was there before she knew him and a friend after she knew him. He was and will always be there for her.
Tears flowed down her face. Tears that spoke words on its own. A flood of tears emerging in her eyes as they asked questions of their own. Why?
Every tear that dropped from her eyes, he counted. He could feel the warmth, broken heart and love in the tears that slowly dripped one by one. He felt her pain and his heart broke just for her. He loved her and he’d be crucified and die for her one last time, even if she was the only person on earth. She was worth the sacrifice.
Time had gone by already as they glanced into the distance and realized a sunrise was just peaking over into the ocean. Thats when he got up and offered her his hand. She looked at him, heart shattered, confused mind and weary body. Her eyes asked him if she could trust him like all the other times he offered her his hand. This time, she reached out for his hand and he helped her stand up. Taking one last look out into the sunrise, she knew that it was time to move on. Time to let go and let God.