Jul 11, 2009

Death Is Not The End

Death is a new beginning, not the end
God called you home to his side today.
We were not ready to release you but…
God’s hands opened wide to receive you.

His angels gently took hold of your hand
Family and friends were waiting for you.
They lead you to God’s heavenly throne
In his loving arms, he welcomed you home.

You belonged to him, you were always his
A gift from above sent down for us to love.
Time spent with you we will always treasure
Memories in our hearts will remain forever.

We will miss you; your presence was a joy
Your smile and laughter we will remember.
And one day we will see you once again
For death is a new beginning… not the end.

Written By : Lorie A. Yocum Copyright © 2009


Sue said...

My condolences to Ryan's family at this time.
This is a very beautiful poem, and I know that it will bring much comfort to the families that receive it. God has gifted you with the talent to write such inspiring words and I thank you for sharing them with us.

Lelia Chealey said...

Very sweet. I'm so sorry to hear about all the losses you have experienced as of late. You are a blessing to many...xo

SmilingSally said...

This is beautiful to share with those who have lost someone who trusted Christ.

However, as one who has lost a loved one who refused Christ, it would cause me more hurt.

Happy Spiritual Sunday.

RCUBEs said...

Thanks be to God for His wonderful promise of eternal life! That's a nice poem. May it comfort those whose hearts are aching. God bless.

Joyfulsister said...

Happy Sunday Sue,
Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart with me. I do pray that it will bring comfort to the hearts who are grieving the loss of their loved ones.

Hi Leila,
It has been a time where each week there has been at least two or three of our dear friends, and family, who have passed away. Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging words.

Hi Sally,
I wrote this with comfort knowing that these precious loved ones and friends loved the Lord and have been serving him for many years.

Hapyy Spiritual Sunday
Hugz Lorie

Hi Rcubes,
Eternal life!! A promise from our precious savior, for the hearts who have faithfully served him and what an awesome reward to look forward to..being with our Lord forever more.

Musings of A Minister said...

Beautiful! And I love "Just As I Am." Thanks for posting.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all your losses. Your poem is beautiful and I'm sure will bring so much comfort to those families.

From the Heart said...

A beautiful poem. So sorry for your losses.

It was in August of last year that we lost a twin and then his grandfather around Thanksgiving.

A dear friend of mine when I was younger died not too long ago.

But God gives us grace and peace to go on and I'm sure the poem with be a comfort to those who receive it.
From my heart to yours,

Joyfulsister said...

Amen Alice,
Soetimes we can
t even find the ther words to soothe a mom heart when she loses her only son, that is when we ask the Lord in prayer to give this mother the comfort and strength that only he can give.

Hugz Lorie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Lorie,
A beautiful poem & prayer for your friends! Seems life is hard for many right now. I pray He comforts your heart and those of your friends.
My own mother is back in the hospital and had surgery last night. She seems to be doing alright. She hasn't been well for a very long time and it can wear one down after a while. I am thankful for the Lord's strong arms! Have a wonderful week!


Charlotte said...

What a beautiful poem Lori. God has certainly blessed you with the gift of writing. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Joy said...

So sad to hear about this young man Ryan. I know your beautiful words will comfort his family.


Cathy said...

That is so sweet, Lorie. I'm sorry to hear about all those losses. God just keeps blessing you with beautiful words. Hugs, Cathy

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is a beautiful poem, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

Nicole said...

Awesome poem! So glad you are using the beautiful annointed gift that the Lord gave to you! Sorry to hear about your losses. :( Take care and God bless!


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sandi,
I will be keeping your mom in prayer, please keep me updated okay. These are times we need to trust and lean fully on the Lord.
Thank you for sharing you heart with me today.

Hugz Lorie

Hi Clif,
It is always a blessing to see you on Spiritual Sundays. You are always an encouragement to me,

Hi Lisa,
Thank you for your visit and for sharing your heart with me, and for your words of condolences for Ryan.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I'm soooooo glad I came by today and found your poem! So inspired by God and by a heart that understands!!!!!! I know that every time you put it in a card, it will bring comfort to those who receive it!

Thank you!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Very beautiful poem. It brought tears to my eyes remembering that my dad is with Him. I'm sorry to hear of all the losses in your life. When I grieve for a lost one, I'm grieve for my loss. But in my heart I rejoice that they are with our Lord and that I will see them again.

Cherdecor said...

Hi Joyful Sister, It has been a long time since I have visited. I have had two surgeries and a sick computer. Finally, I am back on line and trying to find all my friends. I hope that you have been well and enjoying your life in the Lord.


Fannie said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful words of comfort and truth. My heart goes to you and Ryan's family and friends.

You are special, Sis, to many and especially to me.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Lorie,
Thank you for stopping by today. I want to thank you for your prayers for my mother. Unfortunately, she has to have surgery again in the morning. She is very upset about it and is very fearful! I would appreciate you keeping her in your prayers as she is very frail. Please pray for the Lord's will to be done in this situation. Thank you again my dear sister.


Rachel said...

So sorry to hear about the losses you've been experiencing. It is indeed a bitter sweet. - I love the line " A gift from above sent down for us to love." -- if we could see everyone in our lives that way - what a difference it would make.

Thanks for once again sharing your heart and touching ours.

Stirring the Deep

Leaon Mary said...

What a beautiful poem Lorie.
How wonderful that you are sharing your gift for healing and comfort during this time of sorrow.

God bless you Lorie!

Michele Williams said...

So sweet my friend. I am sorry about your losses. My condolences to his family. You have a true gift my friend. This means a great deal to me right now. Thank you... God bless you...

Love you.

Joy said...

thank you for the lovely poem. I have had friends who's loved ones passed away and even those that were close to me too. it's so true when you know that you will see them again...it really does give you some sense of comfort and peace...even though you miss them so much! when I feel down and in despair...I do love to come here and be uplifted and encouraged by your God given talent of having empathy and compassion. thanks for the friendship. your prayers are still needed as my child will be going to surgery on Friday for his heart. Pray for a speedy recovery and that everything turns out well. take care.

Rilda said...

So true my sistah!! A new beginning and sometimes I even wonder if this life we are living is a dream and we haven't awakened yet then we do and we are on the otherside where reality is His place of eternity blessings with Him if we chose to be his and if not in the land of torment which does not compare to the earthly kind. My desire is to have no regrets here of what I could have had and didn't just because I believed He couldn't and wouldn't for me.
Love Always, rilda

Denise said...

Such a lovely poem, bless you dear one.

Anonymous said...

I lost my dad to a massive heart attack 3 weeks ago, and your poem made me cry, yet comforted me at the same time because I could see my dad in your poem. I thank the Lord for you and for your sensitivity to His leading to minister to aching hearts.
God bless.