Friday, April 2, 2021

Yet Hope Lives

 


(my brother's grandson)

In Memory of Cody Troy
August 27, 2019-March 28,2021

Yet Hope Lives

When God reaches down from Heaven
For a child, so sweet and fair
Hearts with sorrow’s pangs are riven
We are tempted to despair
When death claims a life so tender
Grief is raw and tender too
Yet Hope lives as we remember
Where this little angel flew

Safe within the arms of Jesus
Is the little child He lent
For a little while to please us
And make homes and hearts content
Gifting gladness with their laughter
Weaving through grief’s agonies
Fond echoes that linger after
Touch has turned to memories

God ordains our days of passage
Before one has come to be
Some He spares from life’s cruel heartaches
Some must suffer patiently
So, by grace that we are given
We will hope and not despair
When God reaches down from Heaven
For a child so sweet and fair

© Janet Martin

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful words, to comfort the many who are grieving with your family. We keep all of you in our prayers, asking the God of Comfort to keep and sustain Mommy and Daddy and the extended family. Much love to all.

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    1. Dear Marie, thank-you so much for your comforting words of sympathy!

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  2. Dear Janet, my heart lurches - I cannot fathom the pang and pain of your hearts. Little Cody is safe with Jesus, but, oh, what a hole he leaves behind. Sending my love and heart hugs! xo

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    1. Dear Brenda, we are heartbroken but not without hope! Thank-you so much for your comforting words!

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  3. Janet- I’m so sorry- this is heartbreaking.

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    1. Trish, thank-you for your loving words<3 It is a heart-breaking tragedy.

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  4. I have no words Janet, praying that your strong faith will sustain you all and carry you through this.

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    1. Dear Sasha, Thank-you for your thoughts and prayers<3 no one is ever prepared for something like this! Trusting God's Word in our grief; He is our refuge and strength. Ps.46:1
      He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm.147:3

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  5. Oh Janet My family and I are so very sorry. We do not know you personally but I just felt the need to reach out to you. If you need anything please let me know. Will be thinking of you xox

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    1. Dear Monica, I am so touched and comforted by your words and the reminder of the army of thoughts and prayers that surround us!! thank-you so much!!

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