Gone Home

Lucy Jarrett, precious (almost) three year old daughter of dear friends, went home to be with Jesus early this morning. This beloved daughter of the King can be seen in one of her joyful moments here:

http://prayforlucy.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/peace/

For the rest of us, struggling to cope through the pain, I’m reminded of James Ward’s poignant lyrics, which have been drifting in and out of my head all day.

Sleep little girl over the waves
You’ve made the journey from cradle to grave
Rocked by the tide to the other side
Where Jesus stands smiling over the Promised Land

Sleep, little one – ready at last
Jesus your captain will hold you fast
He’s been the one we’ve been assisting on your way
Till you wake to endless day
Now as you enter your rest
We will remember the best days while you
Sleep little girl over the waves
Jesus has promised the life he gave
We’ll join you there. It’s better where our hopes increase
Sleep, little girl, in peace.

Amen.

Looking forward to joining you, Lu. Until then, rest in peace.

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