....the ponderings and wanderings of a Marble pastor's wife.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
and sorrow..........Yesterday I had the honor and blessing to sit with a
friend here in Marble. It was no ordinary time. My friend's husband
went to be with his Maker in the early hours of the morning. I drove my
jeep up the snowy road and parked at the top of her drive. As I walked
down to her house the sun was shining weakly through the clouds. She had
two trees with decorations on them along the drive. It was crisp and
cold. There was no noise at all, only silence. My walk to her door was
somber but extremely peaceful. It was as if all of God's peace blanketed
the house. So I felt sorrow and experienced peace intertwined together
becoming a part of my heart.
We sat together just us two. Her
tall Christmas tree proclaimed the season and the Christmas music filled
the background around us. There were snowflakes dancing outside her
picture windows and a fire roaring in her fireplace. At times there
were tears and at other times just shared memories. I felt so blessed to
share the quiet with her. Yes even in the sorrow there was peace. There
are simply no other words to express what I experienced sitting with my
friend........Peace and sorrow.
"Therefore the Lord will give
you a sign. The virgin will give birth to a son and he will be called
Immanuel.....(God with us.) the prophet Isaiah