A friend’s mother passed away this week. While many of us celebrate life, another soul has passed into the next life beyond. As I read her page, a post caught my eye. In it, a young man sang a capella classic hymns. It was “Be Thou My Vision”. I suppose it was the line “I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord” that struck me unexpectedly. And then I immediately knew without speaking. I listened, and then I wept. Tears fell because I miss God.
I really do. I was so close. So very close. I could hear Him. I could feel Him. He just was – ever present. With me in the ebb and flow. Guiding my steps through dark valleys. Close. Very close.
I hear the refrain – Be Thou My Vision – and it pierces my soul … “Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.”