What Can We Depend On?

I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on the new Five Minute Friday blog. Today’s prompt is “Depend” This community is such a gift to me. We’d love to have you join us on Thursday nights for our Twitter party.

An infant cries out
A parent comes
A dirty diaper changed
Or simply a cuddle ensues.

Two lovers
Come to the altar
Their life together
Now linked
As they walk away
Arm and arm.

At a hospital bedside
A life lost
Way too soon.
Hearts broken.
Tears shed.

No words

Life and death
Joy and sorrow
Resurrection hope

To the holy one
I will cling to
And depend on
in all these circumstances.

My heart is heavy tonight friends! A young pastor in Minnesota passed away tonight; leaves behind a husband and two children. So many of her friends are my friends. And they are all hurting tonight! I just want to wrap them in my arms and not let go. Sometimes life isn’t fair. And it is in moments like these that I wonder what I can cling to. And in the end, it’s Christ and God’s love for all of us that we can all depend on.

So tonight I’m depending on love….God’s love for me and all of you! Depend on that, my friends and know you are loved. Rest well!

30 thoughts on “What Can We Depend On?

  1. So sorry, Tara. Sometimes life really isn’t fair. Praying for you, and for the rest of this lady’s family and friends. Like you I’m grateful at times like these that we can depend on God’s love.

  2. tara, so sorry to hear about your loss:( it will be good to know someday why all these things happened. from our perspective it doesn’t seem to make sense. what we do know is that GOD is good, He loves us and He is with us when life is hard. from there, it is hard to know. that much we do know. praying for you and your friends in this hard time.

  3. Oh Tara, I am so sorry about your loss. My heart is so sad for you and for this community and family. Please know that I will be praying for this pastor’s family both physical and spiritual.

    As for your poem, I cannot pass by without saying that there was so much beauty and also ache there. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  4. Tara, with all that has happened recently, I am reminded that nothing here is guaranteed.
    “His oath, His covenant, and blood
    Support me in the whelming flood;
    When every earthly prop gives way,
    He then is all my Hope and Stay.
    On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
    All other ground is sinking sand”

    Praying for you and your friend’s family to find the peace that passes all understanding as you cling to Christ in this unsettling time.

  5. Oh Tara,
    how great the grief of goodbye. It is the part of life I detest. I am so sorry that you are walking through this, and yet God’s glimmering hope is sparkling in the words you share. You are offering a light in this dark time. Love and prayers to you and all the friends you share with her. And, it’s not fair! Everyone’s getting to go home but us! We’re pulling the late shift here, Tara, but our faithfulness is necessary that all would hear the Good News. Especially those of us who work with children.
    You are needed here.
    (#7 this week)

    • YES! Me too friend, me too! Thanks for the love and prayers. They are so greatly appreciated. And yesterday another young life taken too soon. He leaves behind his beloved wife and two young children. Not fair at all. Thank You for reminding me I am needed here.

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