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Words Of Comfort (In The Time Of Death)
Let not his passing steal the many memories that his life has afforded you. He has returned to his original form and is awaiting yours. He is now everywhere. He may be as far as beyond the distant stars or as close as the caressing wind. He will speak to you through the channels of nature. You have to listen, you have to look.
Free yourself from the idea that everything has to begin and thus end, that we must be born and thus die. Let us remember that he was a spirit being having a human experience, like we all are. We are not what we notice but rather the observer of what we notice. ...
When you were lost and didn’t know righteousness from sin
Didn’t I find you and in grace welcomed you in
When you were battered and bruised from pain
Didn’t I heal you and shower you with the later rain
Even in your darkest hour of despair
Didn’t I give you the light of hope, proving my concern and care?
Again when you were treated unfairly
Didn’t I represent you encouraging you to believe in me
Whenever you found yourself hungry, naked and ashamed