Okay, this is where I have a hard time breathing and the memories flood in. A few years ago a great friend by the name of Rick was working with me to complete a building that I was working on. One hot and very memorable day Rick didn’t show up for work. I wondered what was going on. I then received a phone call that haunts me to this day. It was Rick. He was at the hospital. He had accidentally backed over his daughter with his car.
No amount of words can describe the horrible scene that was in my head as he wept in agony looking for some kind of comfort. Over the next couple of days this beautiful little girl named ‘Heaven’ returned to her Heavenly Father.
I have struggled for years to find the right words. What do you tell a parent that’s been through this kind of tragedy to bring comfort to them?
One night as I was putting my little girls in bed, it hit me. I was walking through the door of their room, I turned around and just stared at their little beds. I sat there silently in the doorway. My eyes welled up with tears as I thought of Rick and others that have walked by their children’s empty rooms. I was again devastated by the thought. I walked down to the studio in the basement of my home and fell to my knees. I offered a prayer to God to comfort those who are dealing with such a tragedy in their lives.
The words to this song and the song that follows it “This is Heaven” came right to me. I could hear it in my head and I couldn’t write fast enough to keep up with the inspiration that I was feeling.
“I might find some comfort here” is a song based on my feelings of a Father or Mother that has to look Heavenward to ask for strength as they try to gain the understanding and comfort that can only come from God.
I have had so many other experiences since then that have fortified in me in my belief that there is life after death. Truly, we that are on this earth are the ones away from home. Life without God would be meaningless. Our love does not die at the passing of a loved one. No, God in all his wisdom has given us this life to grow and love together. We will be together again after a short while. This life is but a fraction in time compared to eternity. Our loved ones await us on the other side of this thin vail that keeps us from each other. We will see them again. We will hold them physically in our arms! And, we will praise our Savior Jesus Christ for that comfort because of His sacrifice and atonement that made it all possible. Comfort will be ours and God will give it to us if we turn to Him.