Because He Lives

Sometimes I write, then wait to post it.
Other times I can't get it posted fast enough..
This post is one I've sat on for a while.
It was so personal that I waited to see if I really
wanted to share. 
And I wanted to make sure I've said it all the best way I can.

New aches and pains
have brought
and questions
and fear.


Getting old, I guess.

Getting older
and things are changing.

I have questions.
I ask them in the night
when I hurt.

Why am I all of a sudden hurting?
Do I have something seriously wrong?
Will I live another 30 years like my parents?
Will I hurt for the next 30 years?
Will my life be shorter?
Will I be brave?
Do I have enough faith to believe God for healing?
Do I have enough faith for anything?

An Easter season message
was all about resurrection
and hope.

We sang a hymn
that I haven't heard in a while.

Because He Lives

Because HE lives
I can face tomorrow
Because HE lives
All fear is gone
Because I know
He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because HE lives.

I remember standing in church
as a new believer
 singing passionately...with tears of joy.

God sent His Son
They called Him Jesus
He came to love
Heal and forgive
He lived and died
to buy my pardon
An empty grave
is there to prove
My Savior lives

With the blessing of children
and grandchildren
and a niece that asked God for,
I sang with tears of joy

How sweet to hold
a newborn baby
and feel the pride
and joy He gives

Then having a child with health challenges
I sang with tears of hope

But greater still
The calm assurance
This child can face
Uncertain days
Because He lives

I know that fear
is the opposite of faith

And I have found
that my God is who He says He is,
that HE does what He says He will do,
that He can be trusted.
I know that.

So that Sunday with all things aching, throbbing, twittering
and my brain wondering and wandering.
I glanced over at the 96 year old nursing home resident,
who never misses a Sunday at church.
She says that angels sing to her every night.
And she was singing
Because He Lives.

And again I sing.
And I trust fearlessly.

And then one day
I'll cross the river
I'll fight life's final
war with pain
And then as death
Gives way to victory
I'll see the lights
of glory
and I'll know
my Savior Lives


And my fear has turned again to faith
and my pains are gone

Whatever challenges you have in your life,
know that you are loved and you have the victory
Just Because He Lives


  1. I can see why you waited and mulled it over.
    I was waiting for my dad (85) to get gathered up to go to church last Sunday. He groaned ever so slightly. He never complains. I said, "It's the pits isn't it?" He said, "It sure bets the alternative". So true! Maybe.
    Very thought provoking and very comforting post.

    Love you, Nathalie

  2. Your post tells me I'm not alone .... ever


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