Friday, July 3, 2009

A Heavy Heart

I am up early checking a little email and squeezing a little work in before the holiday. I just read my friend Lisa's blog and was left with a heavy heart. I can only imagine the pain her family feels, especially as time draws near and reality begins to set in. Usually when your C-section is scheduled, that is a happy day, but for this family it will be marked with sadness. Please say a prayer for her and her sweet baby this morning.

It may be cliche, but the song "I can only imagine" by Mercyme brings me some sense of peace. Every time I listen to that song, I get tears in my eyes, imagining that beautiful day. In an odd way, there is comfort in knowing that this baby will never experience the pain that the physical world surely brings, but rather will only know the love and awe that will be experienced in heaven.

I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine

I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine

I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine

I can only imagine


banksintexas said...


You are amazing. As I was reading your blog about my blog, I did get a sense of peace. How true are the words of Mercy Me. I love that song. I'm so grateful for your friendship and look forward to many more happy memories for us!

Misty Rice said...

Im just now back on my computer after a week, catching up with blogs. How did all of this go?

And that is one of my favorite songs too. It always stops me in my tracks and I have to close my eyes, sing the lyrics and begin to imagine.

Mary said...

I've prayed for the situation but like you still feel sad for them. And thanks for the encouragement! I feel the same way about your blog!