Amen, Ketu and may you be blessed as well. It is good to have you on AAG.
I was reading "Hearts of Fire". It's a VOM book. Gladys, lost her two boys and husband very tragicly from Christian persecution. She quoted a poem from Edgar Guest, "Safely Home". It reminded me of the children so I'll post it on here since I found it online [yes I know the website says author unknown but my book says Edgar is the author].
I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? Oh! but Jesus' arm to lean on, Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely, For I love you dearly still; Try to look beyond earth's shadows, Pray to trust our Father's Will.
There is work still waiting for you, So you must not idly stand; Do it now, while life remaineth-- You shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home; Oh, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come![/quote]
You know what is sad is the statement that it was one of the worst in US history. It's a shame that we have so many to compare it to.
So true. :'(