Saturday, May 23, 2009

Darkness is as Light

My friend died yesterday. God rest his soul. We'll never know what darkness he felt; now he is in the Light.

Psalm 139.11-12
11 If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light around me become night’,
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercies of God, rest if peace.


Thanks to Birdie for offering reflection on her father's suicide. She is most wise.

14 comments:

Ultra Dave said...

I feel for you. I have lost so many friends over the years I understand what you are going through. Just know that they never truly leave you.

Neil said...

I hope this beautiful photo depicts the state of his soul now. R. I. P. He's still in my prayers, if in a different way...

May God strengthen your body and spirit. Take as much rest as you can. You are a wonderful man (whose impressive example I want to follow in many ways) and have every reason to be proud of yourself. I'm sure God is. I feel so honored to be your friend. You are loved much more than words can say.

BentonQuest said...

I am sorry to hear about this. Just know that your friend's soul is at peace now. Your friend's family is lucky to have you to care for them and you are lucky to have them to care for you.

Tobey said...

It's always hard to lose someone close. I just now was able to read about your friend. Sorry to hear this. With all your stress I hope you are taking care of yourself too!

Brian R said...

Prayers offered for your friend and his family and prayers for you at this time.

A Troll At Sea said...

BT:

may darkness be as light to you also.
T@C

Ur-spo said...

That is sad. As usual, there are no words, only lame and useless ones. The comfort is knowing you and he and us are not alone.

Joseph said...

You have my deepest sympathy...

Michael Dodd said...

As I once heard an Orthodox rabbi say, when we fall, we fall into the lap of God. May the comfort of God be with all of you as no doubt it has embraced your friend. Sometimes all we can do is hug and hold, even as we let go. God hug you close, for God will never let go.

john said...

I don't know what to say...I'll keep his family in my prayers.

Lemuel said...

My belated condolences to you. We just returned home from burying my MIL.

Maddog said...

There is nothing I can say to take away the pain. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Java said...

I'm sorry. It's all just so hard sometimes.

Greg said...

Sorry to hear of your sadness. Hugs.