Jesus is the Lily

As I have journeyed on this earth, my heart has been retched by numerous things. One of those things is a young child who has lost one of their parents at a very young age. You can see the deep hurt in them. They seem to stand strong, but it’s still there. I have known two such children recently. One not wanting anyone to know the loss they had just suffered – a loss – an open wound. Both children now wanting to please and protect the other parent. They want to make good grades and not displease in any way.


I’ve seen the panic of a child when a parent was delayed in picking them up. A fear lurks that maybe the other parent will die young too. I’ve seen a deep concern and tear rimmed eyes of the parent who is left behind. Both child and adult grieving, both seemingly standing strong.

Or perhaps one parent went through an event that that almost took their life. The child is afraid if they do something that it might just take the life of the parent the next time. The child lives with the thought – did I cause it the first time. I sure don’t want to cause it again. What a heavy burden for such little ones. When I was growing up this was the one I faced. My father had a heart attack at a young age. All our lives my sister and my brother were so afraid if we upset him he would have another one.

Whether loss or near loss of life, both cases suffer a hurt. I pray the Lord’s hand will lead and guide lives of those who have suffered death of a parent or near death of a parent at a young age. (At this season in history many families of American soldiers who served and died are dealing with this pain.) Lord, may out of the ashes in their lives evolve a man or woman with a compassion and wisdom for others. May the scar that marked their lives, be used to turn people to the way of healing and hope, which can only be found in Jesus. Lord Jesus embrace each family and carry them through this valley in their lives.
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About rko777

I am a novice writer and painter who loves to be creative. I love singing but can't sing without a hymnal, except for children's songs. I love to make up my own songs and love the old hymns. I love to garden and got that love from my Mom and Dad who taught be everything I know from planting to harvesting to canning. I'm happy gardening, walking with my pug, JD Sir Winston Churchill, painting, and crafting. I love to spend Saturday's sitting in my rocker going through a bible study. I love working with elementary school aged children and seeing them use their creative gifts. I have taught Sunday school for a number of years and taught in the public schools for 18 years. I might say I'm retired but I spend most of my time subbing and enjoy it immensely. The kids spark my own creativeness.

5 thoughts on “Jesus is the Lily

  1. We send flowers of love to you blessed Child and family, Song of Solomon says, I am The Rose of Sharon and I am the Lily in the Valley. We at the Daily Lily send our thoughts, loves and prayers to you dear blessed child that is suffering from the lose of a parent at this moment. God will be the Lily in your Valley. Jesus Weep tears for your broken heart. We weep with you as you carry this pain in your heart. You have found a friend in Jesus and He will be everything to you, yes, even a Mother or Father. He is the LIly of the Valley and He comforts in your sorrow. He will never ever leave you. We are joining with Jesus to give our love and hope to you and stand in the path of sorrow to help you carry this pain.

    I, Sara, feel your pain very very deeply. I was a child like unto you. One night when I was a very young child my Father died of a stroke. He did not make the hospital in time. So it was an immediate death and I did not get to say good-bye to him. I hope you will feel the circle of love that your teacher, her friends and friends of Our Heavenly Father has just placed around you. Yes, cry, yes, be sad, yes, feel sorrow and know we are right there for you. Jesus loves you and your family and so do we!

  2. What courage these little ones have in the face of unsurmountable hurt!
    My heart goes out to the little ones who have a hard time understading why a young, vibrant parent is taken away from them.
    There is a child in one of my classes who suffered the loss of her older brother through suicide. He had also been a student of mine. When she returned to school after a few weeks, she was numb with pain. There was no expression, no movement, no singing, no smile, no words, just eyes of pain, glassed over, as though if she made one little movement she might break in two, crack open her horrible wound. It was over many months before she really spoke.
    I, too, pray for these little ones, who suffer the trauma of loss of a loved one. May God, as Sara said, be their Father, their mother, their sister, their brother. And may they fulfill their destiny despite the setback that they have suffered, as a little child. Jesus said, “Let them all come to Me and forbid them not for such is the Kingdom of Heaven…. in Jesus’ Name.

  3. Lord, help these little ones with this hurt. Lord calm their fear and help them to understand that you are in control. Heal their wounds with your loving touch. Thank you for these little ones. Thank you for Sara. Help these precious people heal and grow each day. AMEN!!

  4. I agree in prayer also for this child. Jesus shows in the Bible how he cares for children. Mothers brought their children to Him to touch and heal (Luke 18:15) And Jesus said “But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”(Luke 18:16).
    Asa child I had a Bible picture book and one of the most comforting pictures to me was of Jesus sitting with a child on his lap and lots of children around Him.

  5. As we have been praying for the two children spoken of here we heard as we were celebrating our Thanksgiving of the tragedy in India that affect the world. Global news! Americans as well as other nations being affected by this tragedy in India. Jesus Christ and his message is global, if not, we Americans would be on the out. But, He came for ALL!
    I have been struggling for words to express my pain for the loss of lives in this battle in India but globally of peoples. As I shared my struggles with my husband, Gary, he shared from his readings of John Murray a passage he had just read that inspired him.

    “Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. (I Cor. 12). If the fallacy of individualism and independentism appears anywhere it is in connection with the church of Christ, at no point does the gravity of the abnormality and offence of individualism become more conspicuous than when it takes the form of discounting the unity and solidarity of Christ’s body.”

    I pray, have Mercy O God on we Your Church!, Have mercy, I pray!

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