Friday, January 4, 2008

Safe With Angels!

Whenever a New Year rolls around, we tend to look back, remember the past year, and years gone by, and wonder where all the time went. Sometimes, we have good memories, longing for days gone by. But other times, we feel the tears of loneliness or disappointment because we have lost someone dear to us, or things just didn't happen as we had hoped for. Isn't it wonderful to know that God has promised to walk with us through every year of our lives, no matter how good, bad, disappointing, or hurtful they may be. I like to think that God carefully catches each and every tear that falls from our eyes, stores them in a bottle, labels each bottle for that particular year, and keeps them safe on a shelf in Heaven. Psalm 56:8 “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?”

I love making angels out of old, raggedy quilts. It makes me feel that I've created something new out of what was thought to be garbage -- something like what the Lord has done with ME! And this is a poem I wrote to go with them!

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Safe with Angels

Sometimes It seems what used to be
Our fondest hopes and dreams
Disappear like falling stars,
Forever gone -- it seems.
But somehow God who knows what’s best
Finds all our falling stars,
And keeps them safe with angels dear
And stores our tears in jars.
And someday when the time is right
As only God can do,
He’ll give us back our dreams and stars,
His best for me and you.
--Cora Eelman

6 comments:

Daniv said...

Oh, Cora...so glad you are sharing your poems...they are so lovely and meaningful..what a blessing!

cora said...

Thank you, Dani! So glad we can exchange blessings -- it's like two for the price of one!!!! Cora

2 Much Farm Primitives said...

Love it. I really needed to "hear" this.

Love ya,
Vic

Mike & Linda said...

Cora:
Your are a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul. I am so thankful to be blessed with your friendship.

Keep those poems coming!

Hugs... *Linda*

Kimmie said...

Cora...you are such a beautiful writer. This poem was very special, as all of yours are. They always touch my heart. Thank You for sharing your amazing talent for all to read and enjoy.

Love,
Kimmie

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

I'm speechless, Cora. Your poem & that scripture has touched me beyong words. I'll never shed another tear that I won't think of that jar.

Love,
Lea