Love is God’s Plan

I’ve become a widow twice now.

Two men in turn who dearly loved me and loved God have each blessed me with 16 or 17 years of marriage. So, as a tribute to Martin and to Paul, I’d like to present this poem and a song:

 

I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul

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How does one calm the turmoil of grief?

Where does one look for that quiet relief,

when the one who is precious beyond all belief

is no longer here in my world?

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He lit the spark of hope in my heart,

gave me the courage to make a new start.

We wanted to marry and nevermore part,

uniting in love with our LORD.

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Moonlight and stars still soften the night.

Where there’s a shadow, there is a light.

When God is in charge, the future is bright

for God works in all things for good;

 

but how can I know God’s purpose for me?

How do I fathom this painful decree?

Plans we had hoped for are never to be.

Yet Christ will still reign o’er my soul.

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Christ is The One who quiets my mind.

When I forget, He gently reminds

that the purpose of Him who created my kind

is glorious, though not understood.

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By Judith Vander Wege

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Love Makes Me Soar – (Song)

Love Makes Me Soar

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What should I do with these memories?

What should I do with this longing to see

you in my dreams.

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You touched my life in your pure, sweet way.

Now I can soar o’er the problems

that once dragged me down.

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Love makes me soar like a bird!

Love broke the fetters and let me go free.

Love touched my life for a brief span of time.

Love gave me reason to be.

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Now I can see that each moment in time

is but a part of a plan so sublime

wrought by my LORD.

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He loves me so He revealed you to me,

meaning to heal through your precious

and untainted love.

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Love makes me soar like a bird!

Love broke the fetters and let me go free.

Love touched my life for these moments in time.

Love gave me reason to be.

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(You’ve been a blessing to me.)

By Judith Vander Wege

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