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The Lord Remains Our Light

When the power goes out (and worse)

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
January 27, 2012

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The Lord Remains Our Light

When Mother Nature's winds blew strong,
they toppled trees. It seemed so wrong.
They stole our power, sapped our strength
and rendered us in need.

But God our Father calms the storm
the day we die or when we're born.
When we're afraid, He calms our fears
and whispers "Peace! Be still!"

Amazingly, He gives us grace
for trials we are called to face.
When darkness falls and faith grows dim,
the Lord remains our Light!

* This was written to honor a friend who died in the recent snow and icy storm in Seattle (that caused a power outage for nearly a half-million people). Philip Gregory Barber was moving his ATV out of the garage when a tree fell on him killing him instantly. Ironically, his daughter-in-law gave birth to little Macy (his second granddaughter) the day of his death. As you read this, please pray for Greg's widow Irene and their family. Check out Greg's obituary at http://www.flintofts.com/

** A neighbor of the Barbers has written about Greg in his blog. I commend to you the writings of Michael Wolf at www.mkwolf.com

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Carol Noren Johnson from Plant City, Florida writes:
January 27, 2012
Dear LORD,
You understand the grief of Irene and family. You understand it so much that you gave up your own SON to make it possible that all families could be reunited one day in heaven. Meanwhile, please be ever present with Irene in her grief and in the years ahead. May her church surround her with support as you have commanded us to do for widows. Amen.

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