It is amazing my friends how grief can change and redefine your life. It has a way of turning things on you. Songs I used to sing without hesitation, now I struggle even to get through without the water works starting. Even our family movie nights have been effected. Movies that we have seen many times before. Movies that we can quote and sing songs to, have a way of bringing our condition into the light. The most recent, Disney’s Tangled.
This moment friends…water works.
The picture above is when Rapunzel’s mother sees her again for the first time since her disappearance. She sees her and knows her. She doesn’t question if this is really her daughter. She just knows.
Sure my eyes teared up during this scene before, but this time there was a whole new understanding. A whole new connection. Friends this moment has a whole new meaning for me. This is a moment that I will get to experience one day. One day, I will get the honor of being reunited with Griffin and my other babe in heaven. One day I will come running through Heaven’s gates and after being in awe of Jesus, I will see my lost children. Make no mistake, I will run to them and I will embrace them. I long for that day.
Until then, I put my hope and trust in Jesus. I trust in His plans for me and for my family, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. [Jeremiah 29:11]
Would you mind if we take this picture one step further? You see, this moment isn’t just mine. This moment, this precious powerful scene will belong to God as well. Oh friends don’t you know? Just like me, you are His lost Rapunzel. His lost child and He longs to be reunited with you. He has gone to great lengths to bring you home. His son died for you, so that one day He will be able to be reunited with you and embrace you. Oh what joy their will be when His lost children are finally home.
Susan Evans says
Thanks Susan. God sure has been opening my eyes and giving me an even deeper understanding of who He is since the loss of our son. Grief is hard, but I’m so glad that I have the Father to carry me through it.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Life’s heartbreaks certainly do make us look at things a completely different light. Praying you are enveloped in God’s peace.
Thank you. God is my rescuer in all of this. He keeps my head above the waters.