Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas in Heaven






I have been touched by friends who have experienced recent losses,

especially at Christmastime. This is especially for the families

of Lavena, Doris, Paul, Alex, Ike, my Mom and Dad, George,

and always.................Lauren Grace...................






Story Behind the Poem

In 1984, God placed within our family a child born with

severe cerebral palsy. A blessing in disguise, she touched

our lives in ways only God could orchestrate. We enjoyed

Lysandra's presence here on earth for thirteen years.

On Christmas Day, 1997, she had a seizure leaving her

in a coma for five days before the Lord took her to

His eternal home in Heaven.

A season filled with joy...now pierced our hearts.

The severe seizure lasted for three hours, raising Lysandra's

body temperature to 107 degrees causing damage to her

internal organs. She was in a coma for five days as we slowly

watched her organs shut down. We were faced with the

decision to place Lysandra on life support, then faced

with the heart-breaking decision to remove life support.

During those five days God kept showing me scriptures

about Heaven. As a result, I wrote the poem Christmas in

Heaven.

Christmas has always been my favorite season because

the whole world is singing about our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The fact that God took Lysandra home in the season when

everyone was singing His praises seemed strangely fitting

and appropriate.

The poem speaks so deeply to the hearts of people because

it is based on scripture and God speaks to us through

His word.

“...in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me,
when as yet there were none of them.”
~ Psalm 139:16













2 comments:

Diane said...

I like your "You might also like" section and added it to my blog too.

We had this poem read at Steve's funeral too.

FishHawk said...

"Choose Joy" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2009/12/sunday-drive_20.html