Ode To Margaret's Grandson
Her message was simple, direct, and heartrending: "My grandson has passed away, please keep us in your prayers." I read the entire string of messages to gain a better understanding of what had happened.
As it turned out, the grandmother's name was Margaret and her grandson of about one year had passed away because of a disease - she was devastated. Despite her faith, which was now suffering, she was having great difficulty believing God could have planned to hurt her so badly. Many were the comments which told her to stand firm in her faith, while others simply said it was all just part of God's plan. I clicked another site to continue my surfing.
Page after page, I continued my Internet research but I could not shake the thought of Margaret's lightly veiled plea for help. I returned to the message board.
Marshaling my limited understanding of God, I asked him to help this sinner find the words to help a Christian in need.
And the Lord said:
"How does one start to heal the heart
"My dear sweet child it's just for a while
"You'll puzzle a while then start to smile
This sinner then signed the post -- perhaps appropriately:
~ GOD ~