Heartbreak hangs, a heavy Thing, unwelcome tribulation;
Frosted fangs shred flesh from bone in weighty proclamation.
Lamentations pierce the night as mourners bear its chill;
Earth’s foundations shift in flight as burdens overfill.
Affliction’s strain borne all alone would kill the bravest heart;
Eager souls and ready hands prepared to do their part
Will hold your heavy heartbreak high and share the bitter load;
So as you struggle with good-bye, we’re with you on this road.
* My local community has been hit hard with the tragic loss of 15 of its loved ones after a horrible accident. It is hard to fathom what these families are enduring right now in their shock and grief. I am so proud of the ways in which people are supporting each other and loving each other through this terrible time of loss. To all the first-responders, medical staff, blood donors, coffee-pourers, blanket-bringers, and prayer warriors – thank you! May God richly bless your efforts! To all of the families and friends suffering through this awful season of hardship – the prayers and thoughts of everyone in Saskatchewan are with you all… *
your tribute for the community is beautiful. Praying also for these families.
Thank you so much! The more prayers the better!
I am so sorry to read of such devastating loss, Melody. I saw early headlines with no outcome released yet. Your beautiful tribute and confirmation of loss of life goes deep. Praying for all who are thrust into such grief. ~ Nancy
Thank you so much, Nancy. I so appreciate your kind words and prayers.
A wonderful piece of writing
Thank you Joanne…
Thank you so much, Melody, for ministering to those grieving and gathering us together in prayer. Blessings and comfort.
How terribly sad for everyone. It’s good to hear that there is so much support and love. I thought of you from the moment I first saw the news. I have no idea why because I don’t know exactly where you live. I just felt there was a connection. Love and hugs.
Thank you so much for your words. The outpouring of love from all over the world has been phenomenal and hard to take in. The connections and ripples touch so many. Amazing to me that New Zealand should be reading about what happened in my neighbourhood…
It is amazing.
I am in tears reading about it in the news … and cannot fathom the pain in your community. Please know I am praying … and will gather more to do the same. You are a light in the darkness, dear Melody.
Thank you sweet Heidi! The families most affected will need those prayers, for many weeks and months to come! We are still unsure of the status of some of those still in medical care and our hearts go out to them and their loved ones as they struggle to cope. Our little church this morning was moved to pray mightily on their behalf and we know that only a Good God can take such devastation and work in and through it to provide peace and healing and hope…