THE LOVE OF GOD

A TESTIMONY OF GOD’S LOVE – WRITTEN AT THE PASSING OF RON KRUISE

BY:  SUNNY ORLY COFFMAN

MARCH 29, 1999

YOU CAME TO SEE ME IN THE HOSPITAL WHEN I WAS SCARED AND ALONE.

IT WAS YOU GOD USED AND IT WAS HIS LOVE HE ALLOWED TO BE SHONE.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING HIM YOUR WILL – THAT HE MIGHT BE IN YOU STRONG…

SHARING HIS KIND OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE IS NEVER EVER WRONG.

IT WAS GOOD TO KNOW A MAN WHO LOVED GOD LIKE YOU.

I WATCHED YOU IN YOUR STRUGGLES THROUGH ALL THE YEARS.

YOUR WORDS OF FAITH WERE ALWAYS GOOD AND TRUE.

THERE WAS ALWAYS A SMILE, EVEN AMID SOME OF YOUR TEARS.

SO MUCH OF THE TIME YOU FELT YOU, TOO, WERE WALKING ALL ALONE.

BUT I SAW YOU CINCH UP YOUR BELT AND CONTINUE TO STAND STRONG.

DECEPTION AND CONFUSION JUST BLEW OVER AND WAS GONE.

YOU SIMPLY LOOKED UP, TRUSTED GOD, THEN NOTHING WAS WRONG.

YOU WERE THE BIG BROTHER I HAD PRAYED FOR ALL MY LIFE.

MY NEEDS WERE ALWAYS MET WHEN YOU WERE IN THE AREA.

YOU HAD A WAY OF UNDERSTANDING ANY OF MY PRESENT STRIFE

AND YOU WALKED IN AND TORE DOWN ANY HINDERING BARRIER.

SAYING THANK YOU NOW MAY SEEM TO SOME LIKE USELESS EFFORT.

BUT I SAY IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO LET A FRIEND KNOW YOUR LOVE.

I’M NOT SURE JUST HOW YOU HEAR ME TODAY-BUT I KNOW IT BRINGS YOU COMFORT.

MAYBE I SEE YOU IN THE SPRING FLOWERS, OR MAYBE IN THE MORNING DOVE.

ONLY GOD KNOWS HOW MANY DAYS ARE LEFT IN MY OWN JOURNEY.

BUT I’M GLAD TO HAVE A COMRADE IN MY OWN CLOUD OF WITNESSES.

TODAY I CAN ONLY ENTER INTO OUR FRIENDSHIP THROUGH MEMORY.

BUT ONE DAY WE’LL AGAIN BE FACE-TO-FACE – WHAT BLESSEDNESS.

IN THE MEANTIME, I KNOW WE BOTH HAVE THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH.

YOUR DUTIES TODAY MAY BE QUITE DIFFERENT THAN MINE.

BUT WE’RE IN THE SAME VINEYARD – WE’RE REALLY ACCOMPLICES.

AND SOON WE’LL BE ELBOW-TO-ELBOW AGAIN IN GOD’S TIME.

 

 

 

 

LOVE OF GOD [Sunny Orly Coffman] 3-29-99 ~ POEM         1

 

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