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The Deliverance of Death

Updated on September 18, 2012

My dear husband, you finally left.

I am glad to see you go.

My heart is not bereft,

I still love you so,

But I am filled with gladness and joy

For I know you are finally at rest.

Jesus has welcomed you home,

Reunited you with your mom and dad that

I know you have missed so much.

Your body is whole.

Your mind is made clear.

You are able to use your hands

Which you could not do while living here.

Your struggle to understand

Why God made you is done.

Now you know what part

You had in His plan.

You no longer suffer. You no longer hurt.

Your feelings of having no value

are no longer there.

Jesus loves you.

Now this you know.

I find comfort knowing you are home

With Jesus our Savior

Who is sitting on His throne.

For you and for me

Because I love you, you know

Death has been a deliverance.

Husband, enjoy your new home.

My husband is still alive. He hasn't left me yet and I hope he won't for many years to come. He promised me a lifetime and I am not ready for that to be over with yet. He deals with a myriad of physical and mental ailments. He has bi-polar disorder and also benign essential tremors. These tremors mimic Parkinson's Disease. After reading the challenge from PhillyDreamer to write a poem about death, I was thinking about how much my husband suffers in his life because of the different problems he has. While I would miss him terribly after his death, I know it would be sweet to know he is no longer suffering. My husband has confessed Christ as his Savior so I know he would be in heaven after his death.


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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Jen, Thanks for reading and commenting. Yes, his death will be a release.

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Beautiful poem with touching words. Death can be a release too... thanks for sharing this, Jen

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Ann, Thanks for reading. I love my husband very much. I will feel peace knowing he will go home with Jesus when he does die.

      Minnetonka, Thanks for commenting. I am glad you found this hopeful and inspirational. My husband and I think often of how glorious it will be to be home with our Lord.

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      What a beautiful reminder that we will all go home with our Lord and all our ails will be gone. Hopeful and Inspirational.

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      AnnRandolph 5 years ago

      What a beautiful poem. I can feel the love you have for your husband and the relief you feel knowing he is at peace with our Saviour.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Patty.

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Very Beautiful Poem!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Johan, Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Philly, Thanks for reading and putting out this challenge. Yes, I do have conflicting feelings. My husband promised me a lifetime and I'm not ready for that to be over but I know how hard things are for him and love him so much I want his suffering to be over in God's timing.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Death wearing a face of mercy. I'm sure it must be hard because you want to keep him with you, but you know his suffering will be over once he is in Heaven.

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      Johan Smulders 5 years ago from East London, South Africa

      A great poem, thanks!

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Faith, I really appreciate you reading my work. Your kind encouraging words mean so much to me.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Very beautiful poem about His deliverance from death, where there will be no more suffering for eternity!!! Praise Him. Voted Way Up You writing is perfect in this piece. Love it! Thank you for glorifying our Lord. In His Love, Faith Reaper