Friday, November 30, 2012

The "Left Behind"

While I enjoy life and gripe and complain,
somebody somewhere is

Giving what is held so dear
away to some unknown,
while them that hold them very dear
are fastened to the phone!
Spending time where they are told
somewhere around the world,
while loved ones watch the evening news
with emotions furled.
How much of life is happening,
(of which they're not a part,)
that they can only read about?
What stress upon the heart!

Then, at the folding of the hands
and bending of the knees
distance comes to matter not
for every one of these!
The pain that is as we're apart
is lessened by the Lord;
His Presence bringing life together-
healing to afford.
So many are the "left behind"
when duty comes to call,
but God the Father compensates
with mercy unto all!

"Lord, we cry out for the ones
who wait for ones afar.
You know what they are going through,
who and where they are.
Oh bless them as their loved ones serve
and bless the U.S.A.
For we ask this in Jesus' Name-
the Truth, the Life, the Way!"

Pray for them that are preserving our right to gripe and complain, but don't forget to pray for them that are waiting for those faithful to come home: the wives, husbands, family, friends and all the 'left behind' whose lives are also affected by their service. 

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