To be held.

This song has been a personal favorite of mine for years. There have been trials in my life, when I needed the reminder that Jesus was holding me through it. But for the past few days, I cannot think of anything more tragic than losing a child... than losing my little boy, Micah. Especially one that was only five or six years old... just starting school and seemed to have their whole life ahead of them. But this tragedy that I find incomprehensible to walk through, people are in the midst of... right now. They may be lying on the floor of their child's bedroom, just sobbing. Crying out to God and asking "Why their little girl... their little boy..." And in the midst of the pain, there is a hand reaching out to them that is the ONLY one capable of offering the comfort and strength they need in this moment. Almighty God.

He is holding them.

 

Held

Two months is too little, they let him go They had no sudden healing To think that providence Would take a child from his mother While she prays, is appalling

Who told us we'd be rescued What has changed and Why should we be saved from nightmares We're asking why this happens to us Who have died to live, it's unfair

This is what it means to be held How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life And you survive

This is what it is to be loved and to know That the promise was when everything fell We'd be held

This hand is bitterness We want to taste it and Let the hatred numb our sorrows The wise hand opens slowly To lilies of the valley and tomorrow

This is what it means to be held How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life And you survive

This is what it is to be loved and to know That the promise was when everything fell We'd be held

If hope is born of suffering If this is only the beginning Can we not wait for one hour Watching for our Savior

This is what it means to be held How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life And you survive

This is what it is to be loved and to know That the promise was when everything fell We'd be held

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