Saturday, April 23, 2011

Forgotten?

Today, is the Saturday of Easter weekend. 

Most people would be happy, but truly, I am having trouble being happy, today.  In fact, over the last few days, I have felt rather grief-filled, once again.

While March 29th is Gordon and my wedding anniversary, the day we were married was the Saturday of Easter weekend.

Before our guests left our reception, I recall Gordon handing me a pair of Easter bunny sunglasses.  This was truly unusual for him, for he truly thought of Easter as being a wonderful time of new beginnings, relating to Jesus and His resurrection.  Sort of like our life together.  A time of new beginning.

In any case, we both put on the Easter bunny sunglasses and gave out chocolate bunnies to everyone.  Some people might not find this cute, but I did.  For Gordon had a heart for people and fun.  I miss him. 

There are times like this, when I feel forgotten by God.

In reality, I know this isn't the truth.  I know that God loves me and this is just part of His plan for my life.  I'm just so tired of having a life filled with pain and sorrow.  When will my Lord bless me with a better life?  Or, am I just to suffer continually, until He finally takes me home?

I'm grateful for friends, who care for me.  I'm especially grateful for God's Word, that lifts me up and encourages me.  And, I am grateful for Christian music.

As of late, I have found myself listening, singing and thinking about the lyrics for Twila Paris' song Not Forgotten.  Here is a link for the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQlKintpAq8&feature=youtu.be

I realize that at least one of my friends has dial-up internet still and cannot open links like this, so I am going to post the lyrics.  I'm sure you'll see why this song is so uplifting. 

If you have problems in your life that leave you feeling at times rather forgotten, I pray this will be an encouragement to you.

Not Forgotten  by Twila Paris

When you think your dream is dying
He has not forgotten you
When your body aches from tryin'
He has not forgotten you

When you worry for tomorrow
Even though the sky is blue
See the sun is shining
He has not forgotten you

When July feels like December
He has not forgotten you
When it's painful to remember
He has not forgotten you

When it seems you can not win
And there is not much left to lose
He has got a plan
And He has not forgotten you

And hope will spring eternal
In the home of those who know
That loving eyes will follow
Every where we go

And even in the darkness
His promises are true
Keep this in your heart
He has not forgotten you.

He is faithful
He is present
He is listening
He is love

He is faithful
He is with you
He is listening
He is love

If your tired flesh has squandered
What your spirit would have saved
And your aimless feet have wandered
Far from all you truly crave

Turn and run toward your Father
Do not wait another day
See His arms are open
And He is calling out your name

And hope will spring eternal
In the home of those who know
That loving eyes will follow
Every where we go

And even in the darkness
His promises are true
Keep this in your heart
He has not forgotten you

He is in your heart
And He has not... forgotten..... you.


Until next time...

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