Their Joy Remains

His strength is gone;
taken from him by
the disease that
attacked his body.

Her marriage is gone;
destroyed by a spouse
unwilling to fight the
desire to leave.

Their child is gone;
prayers went unanswered
 and her laughter
is now a memory.

They have lost much,
but their joy remains
because Christ is
the source,

not circumstances.

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25 thoughts on “Their Joy Remains

  1. The end of your poem reminds me of the end of CS Lewis’ Til We Have Faces, where Orual says, “I know now why You utter no answer. You are Yourself the answer. Before Your face, all questions fall away.”

    He is indeed the source, and not the circumstance. Thanks for so beautifully reminding us.

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