Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Does Jesus Care?

Does Jesus Care?
Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress,
And the way grows weary and long?
 Oh, yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary
I know my Savior cares.

Does Jesus care when I’ve said “goodbye”
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks,
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?


A believer doesn't say

to another believer who dies.
We aren't parted forever,
only for a season.
We will have all eternity together.

I prefer the French goodbye
"au revoir",
 until we meet again.

Yesterday,  I attended a funeral  with 500-600 people
honoring the life of a woman who was taken too quickly
and too soon for our feeble hearts.

By faith, we seek to trust the Lord, His ways and His plans,
but the spirit is willing and the flesh is weak.

This was a hard "av revoir" to say.

An adored and adoring wife,

an amazing and honored mother,
an excited new grandmother,
friend and confidante to innumerable people,
Lori Horn
fell in death and landed at the feet of Jesus.

All there were longing for one more of her amazing smiles,
one more of her comfort-giving hugs,
one more of her life-impacting spiritual insights,
one more of her snappy jokes,
one more of her thoughtful deeds of service.

You could even meet eyes with Lori across the room and be affected.

She had a presence that was such a light,
 many lives are experiencing a black-out.

But, if this sister knew I was glorifying her,
she would turn my thoughts to Jesus,
and gently encourage me to give Him glory.

Her death brought her to worship at His feet,
I know she would long for her death to cause us
to worship at His feet.

By faith, we choose to accept the sovereignty of God,
and choose to believe this Jeremiah 29:11 plan is for our good.

Until our feeble hearts totally grasp this plan,
and we learn to live without this faithful servant of the Lord, 
I'm thankful
Jesus Cares.
I'm  thankful He collects our tears in bottles,
intercedes with sighs too deep for words,
and holds us eternally in the palm of His hands.
Au revoir,
dear sister.
Your faithful testimony and example will cheer our path
until we join you at the feet of Jesus. 

(Click on her name above to read the obituary and find out more about her life of faith.  
Please pray for those family members left behind.)


  1. Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his saints.

    The memory of the righteous is a blessing. Proverbs 10:7

    Expressing my sympathy.

    1. Lydia, thanks so much. The message given at her funeral really encouraged my heart and gave me strength for the battles ahead. Her life was such an example, I was truly blessed by hearing her life revisited again.

  2. I'm sorry that you're missing a dear friend. She sounds like a wonderful lady with such a beautiful testimony.

    1. Thank you, Tandis. She was an amazing woman and I am blessed to have had her in my life.

  3. What a beautiful testimony of your friend. I pray for those who are left behind on this earth to live without her. May they all press into her Savior.

    Thanks again for the comfort and encouragement you've been giving my sister. You have been used by God in a mighty way! Love, Jackie


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