Tuesday, July 26, 2011

For the Youth



This poem (it's not actually a hymn) and this very scene melted my frozen heart.
I needed that special song to get my ice converted to tears and leave my body.

12 comments:

Sonja said...

Felisol:

That service was something that I needed too. It was as though I were attending the memorial of all of those Norwegian children whose lives were lost last week. It was a quiet, holy moment to shed tears with all of you.

Thank you.

Colleen said...

Dear Felisol. I just want to say how truly remarkable the Norwegian people are in the face of this terrible thing. The dignity and grace that is being displayed is beyond words. The way people are coming together in peace and love in the face of evil brings tears to my eyes. What a strong and good nation.

Roan said...

am amazed at the way the Norwegian people are handling this horrible attack. Kudos to you.

Amrita said...

Such a solemn and deep moment. GThe music sinks deep in the heart. May the Lord lift the hearts of the Norwegian people.

Amrita said...

Words cannot express the grief and deptyh o f thses solmn moments. What must be going on in the hearts of people as they sang that song.

May God lift up th e hearts of the peeople of Norway

Terry said...

dearest felisol..your people are the best!
i only wish that i had their love and their forgiveness and their courage.

this whole thing has overcome me dearest friend..i am not the crying type but i have cried so much the last few days for you and gunnar and serina and kel and mom ljung and all of the innocent norwegians....love terry


Psalm 119:28
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
i only wished this were so because at the moment my heart is so frozen!

Crown of Beauty said...

Your nation's grief, coupled with your own, has even brought you and Norway closer to my heart.

I have read about this memorial service, and looked at hundreds of photos of your prime minister, the crown prince and his wife, the thousands of roses and candles, flags flying at half mast...

there is so much power released when people choose to RESPOND to violence in the opposite spirit - through rose petals thrown on the waters of the sea, embracing, touching, allowing tears to gently fall. No desire to fight back... just to be vulnerable in the face of so much pain.

Dear friend, I want you to know I have shed tears for you these past days.

Be filled with hope for the coming eternal day when life will not be snuffed out in senseless cruelty, but will be celebrated.

But for now, let the tears flow. May they cleanse your people of the ugliness and the defilement of hate. We were not designed for this, but redemption draws near. And in that hope we rejoice.

Much love to you
Lidj

Crown of Beauty said...

I have just posted a blog entry and have dedicated it to you dear Felisol.

Love
Lidj

Maria Stahl said...

You are such a poet. "My ice converted to tears..." I like that image.

David C Brown said...

"His compassions change not", Lamentations 3: 22.

Patti Hanan said...

I found you through our dear sister, Lidj's blog. I am praying for the Norwegian people. God collects your tears, and one day he will dry every tear. God bless you.

Terry said...

thank you patti [dear friend of crown of beauty] for coming to meet my most precious and best friend, felisol...love terry