Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mourning to Morning

"Weeping may endure for the night,
but Joy comes in the Morning"
-Psalm 30:5


Sometimes it is up to us to decide how long we will weep
Sometimes the night remains as long as we'll have it's company

Solomon, the wisest man of his time, tells us in Ecclesiastes,
that there is a time to weep

it is even important to weep
to mourn loss
to let grief run its course

that is how we honor the past
and even the pain
that is part of the person we've become
and the tears we shed become a tribute
to that time gone by...

But the burial ground of Time-Gone-By
 is not a place to settle down
it is a place to leave behind;
We were not made to tarry too long among tombstones
We were meant to walk in the Land of the Living

There is a time to turn our back to where the sun set
There is a time to turn and face the Sunrise
and the Brand New Day that it brings...
There is a time to let go of the past,

-- even the precious parts of the past --

so that our hands are free to be filled
so that our hearts can hold new love
so that Morning can come
and Joy can begin again...


"You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness."
-Psalm 30:11

"Light of a Clear Blue Morning"


  1. oh how I love
    (and needed!) this:)
    Such huge thanks, friend.
    the burial ground of time-gone-by is
    SO not a place to settle down
    ...I just won't have the company
    of the darkness.
    Such great stuff, you!
    Love and moving forward grace,

  2. I love this post.....Such truth....we don't need to settle down in the burial ground but get up and move on...With each step taken we grow and the pain becomes a little less......This is so healthy and positive......

    Love ya sweet girl....

  3. He really does take the sad....the bad...and all the wrongs....and turn them into something amazing. Great message.