It essentially means dismal, calamitous, devastating, and catastrophic. It aptly describes the death of my son. When that officer came knocking on my door late St. Patrick’s Day, I immediately knew I was about to be told the worst words any parent could hear: “You’re son is dead”. The trauma and shock were instantaneous…spontaneous curglaff.
I had just re-married 5 days previously after being single for six years. Things were finally turning around for me. After a very abusive 24 year marriage and six years of working two jobs to keep the roof over our heads (myself and my four children), things were looking up. My load in life was about to lighten. Someone had come alongside me to help carry my burdens. I had found peace…happiness. For five days, life was good. In one moment in time, Neon Genesis was destroyed; new beginnings had vanished in a puff of smoke.
How very fragile it all is.
Is it any wonder that most bereaved parents’ entire perspective on ‘life’ is forever altered? There is NOTHING so Malagrugrous! In an instant, I was transformed into a quockerwodger.
Utterly, thoroughly, to-the-core, powerless. Completely helpless and at the mercies of others. Helpless…hopeless… and unable to function. Frozen in time.
Dilapidated and decrepit goods.
God had His work set out for Him.
“Out of nowhere, time, space, and all the living whirl forth as God speaks the universe into existence. With the utterance of His voice, creation takes form, chaos yields to order, light eclipses darkness, and emptiness fills with life.” – The Voice
Only God could create and Redeem the nothingness I had become. Only He could fill this void. Only He could breathe life into this valley of dead bones.
4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’”
11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”
9 And when the living creatures declared glory and honor and thanksgiving to the One seated on the throne, the One who lives throughout all the ages, 10 the twenty-four elders fell prostrate before the One seated on the throne, worshiped the One who lives throughout all the ages, cast their golden wreaths before the throne, and chanted to Him.
11 24 Elders: Worthy are You, O Lord; worthy are You, O God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
You alone created all things,
and through Your will and by Your design, they exist and were created.
My Messiah, My Lord…You alone are Worthy!
(((HUGS))) Jude Gibbs, Author of ‘Gifts from the Ashes’ available at:
Also, a Contributor on ‘The Mighty’: https://themighty.com/2017/03/the-pain-of-holidays-after-the-loss-of-loved-ones/
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