This Is My Father’s World! For Ashley, Lennon and Most of All Chris

This post is about Following, which is what Chris Picco did earlier this month.

Well……. I guess this post  will prove to my wife that …..

…..No…..

I am not on my phone all the time.  Or on the web following the world’s stories.

I don’t know how it’s possible….. that…… I knew nothing of this,…… but I didn’t.

Now……… here I am………. almost speechless, but that would mean I’m not an Idiot, because a non-idiot would allow this to stand on it’s own.

Unfortunately, for the name of my blog, and you, I’m unwilling to do that.

For my blog it’s important because ……yes….. I remain thee blooming idiot I’ve always been. 

For you it means that if you missed this as I did……………. perhaps you too will be blessed to speechlessness! 

I’m currently writing a post on why Atheists don’t get God and don’t get those who do.

It’s something that I …….. marvel at?   How can they NOT!?!?!

I mean He is my world………….  At least I say He is ……….. when I know deep down……………. I’m my world!  With a little of family sprinkled in…… because they are the best part of me!  So yeah I guess it’s all about me…….. most of the time!

Not very righteous, but …………. there it is! (notice I didn’t highlight that)

So what if my world was brought to a tumbling hault?

What if I was diagnosed with some life altering malady?

What if my family, the best part of me, was tragically taken from me?

Well here is the example of examples I wish to be in those cases.

It is God who is the giver of all good things, and as I watched this I remembered ………. God is the giver of all good things!

I assure you……… an Atheist won’t get it………..but perhaps you do?

And if you do…….. God bless you!

If you don’t………. get to know this God………. who even in this tragedy…………. blesses!

HOW??????

Ashley and tiny Lennon know those blessings full and Chris will someday.  We are all here but a short time, ……………and……………………………. Our Creator gives us that time to find Him and when we get to go where He is, our blessings are made full!

That’s right……….. death……… is a promotion!  Worthy of being referred to as a blessing!

“We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”                                                         ~ 2 Corinthians 5:8 NIV

But…………. us left behind,………. feel unfathomable loss at times.

The heartache for us all in this life never will pass, with or without God, ……… Oh….. God can help us through it ,and I’m sure there might be non religious helps out there too, to help us deal with and soften the blows. but beyond this life……………. with God, it does!  The heartache departs.  The opposite is also true without God.

We need to be with God, ……Amen!

Chris,  thank you……….???  For allowing us to grieve in a most detached way……. yet so intimately……..

Chris you asked …… what now?  I know you know the answer for your Ashley and Lennon.

I know what’s next for your loved ones too, ……HIS PRESENCE!!!

My answer for your question to what now?  ….This ……….. and then ……… what’s next…….. for me?   I guess…………..I’ll follow God where He leads.

You did just that Chris, even though I’m fairly certain you’d have much rather gone another way.

But you know ………This is …….“My Father’s World”!    Yes it is!

If you have no idea what I’m talking about.  Below….. Chris Picco, sings at the memorial service for his tiny child Lennon and his beloved wife Ashley, who died following Lennon’s premature birth.

4 thoughts on “This Is My Father’s World! For Ashley, Lennon and Most of All Chris

  1. Life is so fragile, I claim to be a strong person, one that puts up with a lot I think (house full of guys you know……one husband and two grown sons 🙂 ) but…I could not go through each day with out strength from our ‘Father’. He alone can get us through what we face! Praise God for that fact, that He walks beside us each step of the way!

    1. Well,
      If your men are anything like me……..yes……you do put up with alot.

      Actually, regardless…. life just throws a whole bunch of stuff our way, but when we see things from an eternal perspective, those things just point to God’s majesty!

      ……..and then we can be lifted up by that!

      God bless.

  2. Such a unique perspective to consider death as a promotion, very thought-provoking.

    Blessings to you and yours in your journey with the Almighty. There is so much chaos in the world these days but, interspersed strategically, is beauty for us to enjoy we just have to know where to look. Those of us who seek this beauty will understand how amazing God is. He knows our walk with Him will be filled with trials and temptation, sadness and all the other human misfortune. But He is right by our side. All we have to do is keep looking up and keep Him close then our time here won’t be so bad. Instead it can be quite beautiful.

    The song EVEN HERE by Rachel Chan explains it beautifully. Enjoy!

  3. From Petra

    We pilgrims in a strange land
    we are so far from our homeland

    …..we are strangers
    We are aliens
    We are not of this world

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