Monday, January 26, 2009

I Can Only Imagine


As I stop by this blogsite I do so with much thought tonight. I think of the precious nature of life and living and making the most of every moment, cherishing all experiences, each emotion, and every step of the journey.


Yesterday I learned of the death of a dear elderly man who graced our church. ... Though in his mid-80's, to his final days he sought not to focus on his own needs, but to give to others. ... This past year he had learned that I had inherited a coin collection from my dear late brother. He so generously indicated that he loves coins and volunteered to organize the collection as I know very little about the nature of coin collection. .. Though I insisted on paying him, he refused indicating he'd love to organize the collection and his only wish was a dinner out. Periodically he would update on the progress, I of course feeling that he was spending much too much time, he enjoying the process. ... Sadly, before learning of his death, we never got to share that dinner. ....


Life is so precious... we never know how our days will be counted. Yet it is in the faith of death, compromised health, or close calls as in accidents, that we are reminded of the precious nature of life. I have always been moved by the words of the song "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me. I often think of my dear brother Brian who despite his epilepsy, learning disabilities and TBI ran marathons, biked across America, and owned his own business. I share a video today that I have sent to those most dear in the past. It is the song put to a video of the Hoyts, and extraordinary father-son connection. http://video.aol.com/video-detail/dick-and-rick-hoyt-at-the-ironman-triathlon-i-can-only-imagine/456301782


Here's to you dear Brian.


I Can Only Imagine


I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face Is
before me
I can only imagine
I can only imagine


Surrounded by Your glory,
what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus
or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah,
will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine


I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son
I can only imagine
When all I will do Is forever
Forever
worship You
I can only imagine
I can only imagine


I can only imagine
I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever,
forever worship you
I can only imagine


Blessings to anyone who stops by


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