RIP Tori Stafford

No Fear in Heaven

There are so many things in life
that we can't understand,
like why a tragedy like this
can happen in this land.

One moment life is perfect
and the next it falls apart,
leaving us with nothing
but an eternally aching heart.

Our souls cry out in agony
amidst the suffering and despair.
We feel the pain and tear our clothes
and scream "It isn't fair!".

Spirits are now shattered.
Hearts will never be the same.
We grasp at straws and seek to find
the one who is to blame.

Horrific as our life now seems,
one thing remains quite true.
Our little ones have now been freed
to do things angels do.

They can't recall the horrors
of those last days they were here.
They remember not the terror,
the hurt, nor the fear.

There is no fear in Heaven.
No more sorrow. Only Joy.
It's filled with joyous laughter
from each little girl and boy.

We can only try to imagine,
in spite of all earthly wrongs,
our little angels are learning
the words to the Angel's songs.

Amidst the children's laughter
and their Heavenly play,
there's also more important
work going on there today.

Jesus is building mansions,
never taking time to sleep,
for Reunions are being planned,
yes, even as we weep.

The children gather around Him
and listen to Him speak,
for He has all the answers
that they curiously seek.

He tells them for a time,
in Heaven, they must wait,
and then they can meet us
at Heaven's pearly gate.

© 2009, Ferna Lary Mills