" God's Mercy Overflowing In The Wake "

Dedicated To Amy Butler Markley and to women across the world who have been, and for many…still are dealing with the effects of breast cancer.

" God’s Mercy Overflowing In The Wake "

Sitting up against soft but painful pillows all held in silence
As your body remains loosely wrapped in clothes layered in white
And as you look over to the accompanied bed left nearby
She acknowledges your glance with a dismal smile for her mind is lost within it’s own calamity
So you return back to the cradle of disappointment risen from unwanted circumstances
And as you sit with eyes closed deep within the essence of what is
You hear the door open against the backdrop of silence
As the nurse enters your room with a smile dipped in the valley of tenderness
And as she walks over to check your pulse risen from the air of uncertainity
She gently takes your hand still shaken with doubt and reassures you that all will be fine
And as she quietly leaves you to dwell upon what lives within
You gently take your hand that’s been baptized in the Waters of Faith
And place it upon the River of Mercy that now echoes floodstage deep in your chest
As your fingers drag bottom upon the rock that has temporarily anchored you down
While remaining frozen in time to the x-ray’s undeniable truth
For this was becoming all too real yet again as if once wasn’t enough
And then you get taken by surprise yet again as your door flings open with such amazing force
That you quickly jerked your hand from the woeful tides spilling upon the sands of your chest
As your eyes lock onto the sudden disturbance at hand
And as you take a deep breath surrounded by walls of existing medicine
You are sent into an overwhelming amount of emotions unleashed
As your children come scurrying over to you at your bedside
And with arms outstretched from the realm of everywhere existing
They all latch onto their mom like a womb of happiness spilled forth
Like newborn Angel Wings let loose from a timeless generation’s cocoon
And as your heart absorbs all their undeniable love in plenty unveiled
Your eyes venture past shoulders drenched in tears to see your husband standing in the doorway
As the Light of his smile stretched down the corridors that outlined the door to your soul
And as he walks over to join the Body of Light that now lives abundantly within your arm’s embrace
He reaches his hands out to the one who’s now swimming in the overflowing river made present by a family’s love
And as you reach out to him with hands evident to a hospital’s stay
The sea of love soon parts for their dad as he kneels down beside you
And with glistening eyes shining like diamonds held in youth’s splendor
They soon swallow the distance between emptiness and love’s power and gather around once again
And as your children become born again from the Womb of Faith that harbors your soul
They continue to latch onto their Mom and Dad closing the last bit of space between all
And as your husband leans over an kisses your forehead
He whispers in your ear with heartfelt compassion and says
" Your children have something they want to say
Something that means a lot to them
Something they want to show you "
And as he gets up from his knelt position
He moves aside for your children……… all with sticky notes in hand
And with tears cresting their eyes ……….. your oldest daughter stepped forward….
" Mom……. do you remember these ? "
And as you looked deep into their eyes
From your oldest to your youngest
They all held in their hands various colored sticky notes engraved in black
" Mom… you said that when we come across difficult times in our lives that God was always present
For His voice lives and breathes in all of us if we just choose to listen
And as a reminder to all of us daily
You had posted these various scrolls of inspiration upon the face of our fridge
Reminding us that each and every day that we live…………… that we are never truly alone
For the outcomes and blessings in our lives are determined by how intense the candle burns within us
For our Candle of Faith will be tested often against the strong winds of heartache and disappointment
But it’s how close we hold our hands to the Light of God that keeps it burning strong
For you said there is more to life than what we see………….. Something much bigger
Something more beautiful than our eyes can possibly fathom
And it lives and breathes in everyone’s heart accepting
As it’s name is once again risen from the ashes…….. and it’s name is Faith
And when our eyes become open to the truth that life isn’t always going to be about us…….
But it becomes secondary to the power of giving and blessing all those who cross our path in life’s journey
For you said that these are all the reasons why we live …….and why we are blessed
For when tragedy strikes………………..His Hand is forever present…..
Just reach for His and Strength will appear
Do you remember saying that mom ?
You said that God spoke to you one day……………. and you wrote it down……….. on all of these "
And as you reach out for the notes with God’s Handwriting present
Emotions started to overflow from the retaining walls that could no longer contain the tide
And with trembling hands amidst a breakwall collapsed
You spoke aloud to what was written in bold….
" THROUGH ME, ……..YOU SHALL SURVIVE
THROUGH ME,……… YOU’LL GET BY
BELIEVE IN ME, …………AND I’LL SEE YOU THROUGH
BELIEVE IN ME, ……………….AND KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU
HAVE FAITH IN ME,………… FOR YOUR TEARS SHALL DRY
HAVE FAITH IN ME,……. FOR MY MERCY’S ALIVE
ASK FOR ME, ………….AND YOUR HAND I’LL HOLD
ASK FOR ME,………….. FOR YOUR NEVER TOO OLD
OPEN YOUR HEART,……….. AND I’LL RAIN DOWN
OPEN YOUR HEART, ……..AND MY LIGHT WILL SURROUND
LIVE THROUGH ME, …………..AND YOUR BLESSINGS WILL OVERWHELM YOU
LIVE THROUGH ME, ………….AND MY LIGHT SHALL BE SEEN BY EVERYONE AROUND YOU
REACH FOR ME,………. WHEN THE SKIES ARE DARK AND LIFE’S NOT FAIR
REACH FOR ME,………… FOR MY HAND’S ALWAYS THERE
BREATHE IN MY MERCY,……… AND I’LL PURIFY YOUR THOUGHTS
BREATHE IN MY MERCY,………. AND MY OCEAN’S TIDE SHALL CLEANSE AND SOOTHE YOUR JAGGED ROCKS
THROUGH THESE WORDS, ………….MY HEART IT SPEAKS
THROUGH THESE WORDS, …………….I LIVE FOREVER IN ALL THAT YOU SEEK"
And with a monsoon of emotions flowing inside
You reach out for all your Angels with arms open wide
And from the wave of emotions spilling across cheeks……….. your youngest adds
" Mom………… we love you………………. we love you so much
And I believe that God is here right now ………with us
You mean the world to us and you have blessed us by just being you……
Thank you mom………….. for being so amazing "……..
And as you reach up to take your husband’s hand …..
He leans over and kisses your lips and says…
" You know dear….. they take after you…..
And I feel so blessed to have them and you in my life "
And with countless emotions flowing abroad
The anchor that was once dragging across the ocean’s floor of your chest was now being lifted
For the LIGHT at the end of the tunnel now became the Eternal Beacon of Hope now living
And as the door swung open to your room once more
The nurse walks in with a very tender smile and says
" Sorry folks………….but the time has arrived"
And as she waits patiently in the corner for them to wish their mom well
A single file line of compassion started to form at your bedside
From youngest to oldest and husband last
They all gave you an enormous hug, a kiss, and an " I LOVE YOU "
" Thank you…… all of you…….. for cheering me up…. and blessing my life " you said
And your youngest turns around and says……
" Mommy………… it is you ……….that has blessed us"
And comes running back over to give you a peck on the cheek…..
" We love you mommy…… everything will be o.k. " and runs back to daddy and takes his hand
And as they walk through the door and out of sight
The nurse comes back to you and gives you something to relax
And from the deafening silence came the voice of the patient nearby
As the woman struggled to lean up from her imprinted pillows
" That’s quite a family you got there………. I must say ………… I am in awe
You are truly blessed …… in every way imaginable "
And with God’s Light shining bright within your soul….. you said
" Yes,…………they are amazing………….. and yes……………… I am blessed "
And with the medicine starting to kick in as the Light of God surrounds you
You glance back at the woman who was left completely deep in thought and said
" You know ……….. whatever it is that you are going through
No matter how bad or bleak it may seem….
God wants you to know that He’s still there……
He’s still listening and He still loves you……
All you have to do is just open your heart and let Him in
For God had said to me once………….
" JUST BELIEVE IN ME,………. AND I’LL SEE YOU THROUGH "

" Copyright © 2009 Fred L. Cameron. All Rights Reserved "

" God's Mercy Overflowing In The Wake "

Fred Cameron

Joined August 2009

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Dedicated to women all over the world who have dealt with, and for many; still struggling with the bouts of breast cancer

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