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… *