The End of Suffering...

Today



This Lord's Day




Marks the end of Suffering and Pain



For my Mom.


Easter 1957
Morning of Logan's Birthday ~ January 21, 2012...
Mary Ann Franklin Leverett
January 31, 1953 - March 4, 2012

O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.

Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.

Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!
O men of blood, depart from me!
They speak against you with malicious intent;
your enemies take your name in vain.
Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
I hate them with complete hatred;
I count them my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
(Psalm 139 ESV)

8 comments:

Laura {{* *}} said...

In matters of life
and death
your walk is a beautiful example
to a lost and dying world,
and to believers like me.

His armor
~your garment.
I see it, friend.

Mary's life knew blessing
because of Christ in you.
He will faithfully and lovingly
refresh you in this new season.

Sing praise.

{{* *}}

Monica said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. {{hugs}}

April said...

May the Lord bless you and your family through this difficult time.

In Him;
April

midmofarmfamily said...

missing your insight and wisdom. Praying all is well at your home. God Bless!

Make a Joyful Noise all ye Lands said...

May the Love of the Lord be your strength.
May you feel the prayers of all those who love you and your family giving you comfort during this season.

Jean Marie said...

Praying for your comfort from the One who comforts the best.

Christi said...

I am sorry for your loss. May God comfort you still. I know it is hard....hugs.

Quinn said...

Such sad news to come find while catching up on your blog! I'm so, so sorry for your loss Jarnette and will be praying for your continued sustainment and comfort! I'm so thankful that the Lord gave you the last couple years to be close to your mother. May He be your refuge & strength as you continue to grieve...