Sunday, April 3, 2011

Where Joy and Sorrow Meet

It seems right now the only type of post we've had have been sad ones and with the way things have been, I don't think anyone would blame us. We have our happy moments mixed with the sad. For example, Aaron and I are playing some classic Mario on the Wii that he got for his birthday today (I'm winning right now, better enjoy that while it lasts!) Talk about taking you back a few years. 


I'm doing pretty good as far as recovering from the c-section is going. I've been up walking around quite a bit. My mind is ready to do more than my body is allowing though.


I wanted to share one of the songs we had played at Noah's memorial. I have loved this song since I first heard it. I cried through most of the service, but listening to this song brought some peace because the words are so true. I hope in sharing it might bring some peace to someone that needs it.

Where Joy and Sorrow Meet
There’s a place of quiet stillness ‘tween the light and shadows reach
Where the hurting and the hopeless seek everlasting peace
Words of men and songs of angels whisper comfort bittersweet
Mending grief and life eternal where joy and sorrow meet


There is a place where hope remains
In crowns of thorns and crimson stains
And tears that fall on Jesus’ feet
Where joy and sorrow meet


There’s a place the lost surrender and the weary will retreat
Full of grace and mercy tender in times of unbelief
For the wounded there is healing, strength is given to the weak
Broken hearts find love redeeming where joy and sorrow meet


There’s a place of thirst and hunger where the roots of faith grow deep
And there is rain and rolling thunder when the road is rough and steep
There is hope in desperation there is victory in defeat
At the cross of restoration where joy and sorrow meet


There is a place where hope remains
In crowns of thorns and crimson stains
And tears that fall on Jesus’ feet
Where joy and sorrow meet


4 comments:

  1. Scott and Brandy JohnsonApril 3, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    You both are such amazing and strong Christians! We look up to you for your faith and love. We love you guys very much!

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  2. Love that song, though it will always bring a tear to my eye now. Noah will always be in my heart and I am so very glad we were able to spend time with him. I know he was part of a bigger plan, one we will understand one day. For a time we will have sorrow, but joy will follow. Love you so much sis. You always make me proud.

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  3. "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old older of things have passed away." Revelation 19:19 I couldn't help but think of E-n-A when I read this...you guys are amazing!

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  4. That is a beautiful song. It seems so trite to say this, but some day we really WILL all understand the "why" of all of this. Our God is loving and powerful and He has a perfect plan. Hebrews 11 really comes to mind right now. Blessings and peace to you Erin and Aaron.

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