Last Visit

It’s Friday.  Where hundreds of writers come together every week over at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog to spend five minutes writing about one thing.  One word.  No hyper-editing.  No getting in your own way.  Just writing, flat out.  The most important rule: encourage the writer who linked up before you.  Won’t you join us?

Today’s word: visit


Today a sweet little boy’s visit on earth came to a close and he reached his eternal home, his Father wrapped his loving arms around him and took away every hurt, every fear and pain. Today two beloved parents, along with their three kids, made a trip home from the hospital with one less passenger in their vehicle. And as her friends try to process, try to grasp something tangible in this bottomless loss, we are continually stuck with the truth that words cannot do much at a time when the grief is so deep.

We lift up our hands and we question but the why is just a vapor in the dry air of winter right now, not finding any place to land or comfort to ask.

We reach out, we love, through our actions and our presence. We lift up her name and the names of each of her family in prayer, trusting our Sovereign Lord to do what only he can.

Words are weak. God is strong. He is more than capable.

Jesus, help us.


I ask anyone who reads this to please say a prayer for a dear friend and her family who are hurting right now. Thank you.


10 thoughts on “Last Visit

  1. OH ABigail,
    that is so sad. Yes I will lift a prayer for this family and for you. I pray that our Jesus, the sustainer of all things, will bring the comfort that this family needs during this time of intense grief.
    Thanks for coming over to He Cares for Us. For He certainly does.


  2. There really are no words that can be said that can truly comfort a family in this situation…but God knows best and time will heal this family along with all the prayers sent up in their names. He has a grander plan that sometimes we are unaware of. I am truly sorry for your friends and I WILL be praying for them tonight! Thank-you for a well thought out post…my heart aches…


  3. Abigail, even in your pain for this hurting friend and family, this is a beautiful post. I agree, there are times when we just have to cry out to Jesus because there is no other way. Praying for your friends tonight. Blessings to you in this hard time.


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