Death… ( and life)

What made you weep

at Lazarus’ tomb,

You who were about to bring forth



Did the deep darkness of death touch your soul as your heart

broke with the broken ones who met you there?


Timely or untimely death comes…

and all should mourn the loss of life,

whatever form it takes…


Perhaps we need to learn to weep,

to mourn, to wail, to wait with our injured souls

to acknowledge the bruising of our hearts…


Death cannot,

simply be dismissed,

will not be ignored…


So you mourned him before you

raised him…


Then later in the garden

you took time to mourn yourself,

to wrestle with the darkness,

 not shrinking from the pain,

while others slow to follow slept!


So lead me through this valley,

sit shiva with me,

and bring your tears to soothe my aching soul…


Then, when I am ready feed me,

lead me,

and love me through to life…




About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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