One year ago today I came home after three months in intensive care following once-in-lifetime open-heart surgery.
God has showered his mercy upon us and brought us all home.
His praise is on our lips.
laughter fills our mouths,
shouts of joy are on our tongues,
we proclaim the great things God has done.
We can look back on times of lament and recall how God pours out His mercy, and know that His mercy and steadfast love will follow us all the days of our lives.
Lament is a song in our soul—
played in the hauntingly beautiful minor key;
the part in which we weep.
Followed by the shouts of joy;
the dance when we rise up with praise and thanksgiving to the Lord.
The music of mercy and grace, tears and joy never ends;
keeping the rhythm of life steady, bringing us home.
This day we pause,
sing a lament,
and praise the Lord:
we have sown in tears,
we shall reap shouts of joy.