Grief Arrived at My Door

We’ve been looking at Romans 8:28, and seeing that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him. Here’s a devotional poem from Christ-follower Rena Himick seeing the same in the midst of grief. It’s called “Grief Arrived at My Door.”

Grief arrived at my door;
I had to let him in;
so long he stayed,
and would not leave,
in place of a husband.

Grief was guest at my meals,
at my early waking,
at my wakeful sleeping,
but he said not a word —
just an empty presence.

Grief was unmoved by me.

Yet Jesus too arrived;
I leapt to let Him in;
so long He stayed,
and would not leave,
in place of a husband.

Jesus, guest at my meals,
at my early waking,
at my wakeful sleeping,
the I Am and the Word —
infinitely Present.

Jesus moved in with grief and me.

Devotional poem © 2016 Rena Himick. Used with permission.

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