Thursday, January 8, 2015

How Lovely Are The Tabernacles Of The Lord: In Memory Of Chase





Today I lost a dear friend.
Someone who loved me
Without condition.
He didn't care
If I am not at my perfect weight,
Or sometimes had a grumpy
disposition.
I could tell him
My innermost thoughts
All my secrets 
He knew so well,
And when I felt sad
He comforted me
Resting his silky head
On my knee.
My heart is broken tonight
I've shed many a tear
My house seems so lonely
Without my friend
Being here.


" Chase Catching Some Zzzz..."
Courtesy of Daniel Kelly Productions




"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all."
-Cecil F. Alexander
Hymns For Little Children
1848



"How lovely are Your tabernacles, 
O Lord of hosts!
My soul yearns, yes,
even pines 
and is homesick for
the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
and sing for joy to the living God.
Yes, the sparrow has found a house,
and the swallow a nest for herself
where she may lay her young-
even Your altars,
O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God"
Psalm 84:1-3 



God does not forget the sparrows
 and He will not forget you either Chase!

Until we meet again, 
my beloved and faithful friend,
rest safely in the tender care of Yeshua.




I heard this old song on the radio today

and it reminded me of my dear and
loyal Chase.  He was my "bridge
over troubled water" and a great
comfort to me especially 
during the turmoil
 of this past year. 




When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I'm on your side. When times get rough
And friends just can't be found,

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

When you're down and out,
When you're on the street,
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you.
I'll take your part.
When darkness comes
And pain is all around,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

Sail on silver girl,
Sail on by.
Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine.
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind. 


-Paul Simon
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"

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