After reading an recent email from a friend, I realized how blessed I am to be part of his reality. Prodded by the anniversary of his friend’s death, he shared with me the comforting words of their pastor at the memorial service which were, “Death has no power over love.” These words stopped me – as if smelling a rose for the first time. I thought about the gift of friendship and community. I truly believe there is One Spirit that encourages our hearts to collide with another before our pickup full of excuses catches up. These six words spoken a year ago by someone I never met has somehow and for some reason found a home in me. Truly these are true seeds of inspiration.
Dedicated to Kelli:
Dare we approach the power of love,
This splendid gift from our Father,
That overwhelms within ourselves,
The very things we cannot conquer.
We cannot know God through reason,
Yet hearts will reach and understand.
Tears of love glue our memories,
Of loved ones now holding God’s hand.
Death has no power over love…
©2013 by Chris Clody 2/21/2013