A few years ago I spent a couple days in Montana and South Dakota. We had a special permit to enter onto the Blackfoot and Lakota Indian Reservations. We hiked and spent sometime in the mountains. I was invited by a good friend of mine who was going up with his younger brother. We had some amazing experiences that I will never forget. I received a phone call from my friend informing me that his younger brother who had become my friend had just passed away this week. His funeral is tomorrow. In his honor, I am posting a few photos from our trip on pristine Native American soil.
"Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life."
I heard this song today. I think the words are powerful.
To everyone who's lost someone they love...long before it was their timeYou feel like the days you had were not enough when you said goodbye
And to all of the people with burdens and pains.. keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one, who can make it right
For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on...they lost all of their faith in love
They've done all they can to make it right again, still it's not enough
For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains,
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame and your suffering.
When your lonely, and it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus. Cry to Jesus.
To the widow who suffers from being alone...wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home, say a prayer tonight
There is hope for the helplessRest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus
We will miss you James. May the Clarks be comforted at this time.