Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ode to Larson

I have wanted to share this amazing poem that a friend wrote for us from church. I know he would never want the recognition, but he has ministered to Steve and I so much during this difficult time. Besides this poem he sent us letters that will be forever treasured.

A pulpit was your mommy's arms
Your voice your daddy's tears
You told things well no man could tell
Who'd lived a thousand years

You taught us how each day to seize
Who live upon this earth
That life so smeared with many tears
Excels the one of mirth

You showed us mightier lessons still
Great things in pack'ges small
That God can use an infants coos
To sanctify us all

You proved that strength through weakness comes
More frailties more our grace
The man who plods each day with God
Alone concludes the race

Your life reminded us of Christ
Like you cut short in grief
Both taught that man in his brief span
Can show us God's relief

Now come the strong with learning deep
Who've preached for many days
But they shall fail and efforts pale
Against your simple ways

He lived with us but for a day
A man from God was he
And though he's gone he preaches on
Throughout eternity.

How honored I am to be called Larsons mommy. He will always be a special treasure to us. I long for the day to see him again. Until then, we hope he will continue to remind us of Christ and all He has done for us.


Tamara said...

cor, each time I read this I am in awe! Does it not just capture perfectly Larsons impactful life! Love you much... Tam

Carlton and Aimee Weathers said...

What wonderful words....
Thinking of you all the time. Wondering what in the world you are doing out in Denver? Drinking Starbucks?
Miss you...:(

The Beidle Family said...

Amazing Poem...Thanks for posting it. Larson's life will keep preaching and reaching out for His glory.
We love you guys!

boltefamily said...

Wow! That is all I can say! What a gift! Praying for you and your family!


Laurie said...

What a beautiful poem written for such a beautiful little baby. This is a treasure and thank you for sharing it with us. Larson will always be remembered and impact so many lives.
Praying for your getting through this time.

Laurie in Ca.

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

What a beautiful poem!!! I will be praying for you ad your family!

A&C said...

Hi Corie-
Thanks so much for sharing your story. It was a blessing to be able to share even from afar since we missed being there. I am sure like many others,I read it with tears in my eyes- its stories like yours that always grab the heart and as a result can bring so much glory to God. I can't imagine the struggle and the pain and yet know that your faith and all you have endured brings great glory to God and is a great testimony to all around you. Anyway, we miss you and look forward to seeing you soon. God Bless you! You are in our prayers!

Emily said...

Oh wow. What a PERFECT, unspeakable blessing to have been given.