Sunday, December 22, 2013
The Fourth Sunday of Advent Arrives
Open to me the gates of holiness;
I will enter and give thanks.
This is the Lord's own gate
where just men may enter.
I will thank you for you have answered
and you are my Savior.
Here we are days away from Christmas, all our preparation almost complete. I finally put up a small simple tree that my sister lent me. I only put on small white lights. It sits in the window like a small beacon in the darkness.
It is barely four days since Michael passed into eternity. Our preparations to tie up his earthly life are just beginning. The preparation for my new life without his physical presence is upon me.
I feel like the night that we were crossing to the Bay Islands on Dragonheart and the seas were confused and large. We were tossed about and felt lost, lonely and afraid. Yet, as dawn broke even though the ocean was steel gray dolphins came to swim beside us and remind us that this night was ending and the new day was dawning full of promise and land.
Psalm 30:5 reminds me:
Weeping may last through the night, but JOY comes with the dawn!
My joy will come....I love you Michael...