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Emma’s Ladder

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As a child I remember her
Not wrestling dark hours
But with laughter as a girl’s
And so it was in final hours
Her faith bright as the sun
Encircling, warming others
Eyes sparkling as stars
And speaking of home
With longing, a faraway look
And waiting to take wing
Climbing a ladder sacred
Angels ascending, descending
When the first evening star lit
In sleep gently uplifted
Emma was born to life eternal

©2012 S. Michaels
For my beloved aunt, Emma B.

A reading that our pastor suggested for our congregation to read today seems appropriate:  “May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience , while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.”  Colossians 1:11,12

Into your hands merciful Savior, we commend your servant, Emma. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light, Amen.  (from Pastor Ed Mitchler, Joy Church, Winnipeg)

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Author: LightWriters

Faith child. Poet. Photo-buff.

3 thoughts on “Emma’s Ladder

  1. She is home with the Lord.

  2. Blessings to you as you celebrate her homecoming, yet mourn the loss of her earthly presence…

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