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Death of a Loved One..

More often than not, the death of a loved one is uncharted territory for those who are left behind.

But it motivates me to remind everyone I know of the preciousness of the families and friends God has given to each of us.
And this is what I feel compelled to say: Tonight, stop and take a really good look at your spouse. Next, look at each of your children. Look really, really long and hard. Take a moment and thank God for every whisper of a moment that God has given you with them. Thank God for the little kisses offered, the stories told, the tickles dispensed, the games played, the readings shared, the silent moments cherished, the victories experienced, the losses endured, the kind words presented , the songs sung, the glances exchanged. These moments not only count for eternity, but they will be remembered for the next billion years after you leave this minuscule moment in time called “life.” Every moment with your loved one matters. Someday they or you will be gone. Every conversation matters. Every kind deed in the name of Christ matters. It all matters. – Doug Phillips

Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15

In honor of Mother, Daughter, Father, Son, Sister, Brother, Aunt, Uncle, Cousin, Grandmother, Grandfather, Grandchild

who have gone to their heavenly reward these past several weeks, I offer this song, written by Norman J Clayton, for encouragement. 

Listen: If We Could See Beyond Today

Lead Vocal: Jerry Paladino
Words: Anonymous
Music: Norman J. Clayton


If we could see beyond today as God can see,
If all the clouds should roll away,
The shadows flee;
O’er present griefs we would not fret,
Each sorrow we would soon forget,
For many joys are waiting yet
For you and me.

If we could know beyond today as God doth know,
Why dearest treasures pass away,
And tears must flow.
We’d know that darkness leads to light,
And dreary days will soon grow bright;
Some day life’s wrongs will be made right,
Faith tells us so.

If we could see, if we could know, we often say,
But God in love a veil doth throw
Across our way;
We cannot see what lies before,
And so we cling to Him the more,
He leads us till this life is o’er;
Trust and obey.

He leads us till this life is o’er;
Trust and obey.


Capo: 1st fret

If (E)we could see beyond today as (Bsus4)God can (B)see,
If (F#m)all the clouds should (B7sus4)roll a(B7)way,
The (A/E)shadows (E)flee;
O’er (Bm/D)present griefs we (C#7)would not fret,
Each (F#m)sorrow we would (Am6)soon forget,
For (E)many joys are (C#m)waiting (F#)yet
(E)For (B)you and (E)me.


If (E)we could know beyond today as (Bsus4)God doth (B)know,
Why (F#m)dearest treasures (B7sus4)pass a(B7)way,
And (A/E)tears must (E)flow.
We’d (Bm/D)know that darkness (C#7)leads to light,
And (F#m)dreary days will (Am6)soon grow bright;
Some (E/B)day life’s wrongs will (C#m)be made (F#7)right,
(E/B)Faith (B)tells us (E)so.


If (F)we could see, if we could know, we (Csus4)often (C)say,
But (Gm)God in love a (C7sus4)veil doth (C7)throw
A(Bb/F)cross our (F)way;
We (Cm/Eb)cannot see what (D7)lies before,
And (Gm)so we cling to (Bbm6)Him the more,
He (F/C)leads us till this (Dm)life is (G9)o’er;
(F/C)Trust (C7)and o(F)bey.

He (F/C)leads us till this (Dm7)life is (G9)o’er;
(F/C)Trust (C7)and o(F)bey.(G/F)-(F).


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