If you follow our blog, you know our friends, The Sarniak Family. We have posted about them here and here. This morning we received the news that their son, Christian, passed away in the middle of the night. Words cannot express our feelings that go out to their family. News like this is never easy to absorb. Even though he was not expected to live a long life, the impact that his little life had was enormous. I pray that God comfort the Sarniaks and all of their extended family. I know that Christian is in a wonderful place and will always be with them.
When I lost my daughter, Jourdan, in 1998, this poem meant so much to me and helped me get through many difficult times.
I am home in heaven, dear ones; oh, so happy and so bright! There is a perfect joy and beauty in the everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, safely home in heaven at last. There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idly stand, do it now, while life remaineth– you shall rest in God’s own land. When that work is all completed, He will gently call you home; oh, the rapture of that meeting oh, the joy to see you come!
Re-reading this right now, brings back that comfort.