Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal...
by Danita Harris

I penned these words recently to a friend who is dear to my heart. You see, his father recently passed away. It was sudden and caught everyone off guard leaving feelings of shock and great sadness. A surprise to many, except to God. God knew that this man's time on earth was winding down. That this man's work was coming to an end. That this man known as husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend was on his way to his eternal home. Yes, God knew. And because our God is so compassionate and loving, he allowed my friend to have one more moment with his father before he took him home. Just a little less than two weeks before his father passed, God had appointed a time where father and son would come together and mend what was broken between them and celebrate the peace that came from it. Little did either of them know, that it would be their last moment to share with each other on earth. Twelve days later, his father was gone.

When my friend called me to tell me what happened, we both were in shock at his father's passing but at the same time we kept saying, "what love." What love that God had for my friend to allow him to make peace with his father before he died. What love that God had for his father to have him stop by Cleveland, during his vacation, to visit his son, before he drove back to Louisiana and entered into his final rest. Even in the midst of great pain and sorrow, God had given my friend the gift of peace. Yes, he still feels the loss of his dad and it will take time for the sadness to dissipate. But through it all, he still reflects on that God given moment between father and son that brought peace to both of them. My friend actually had a dream early in September that his father had died. It shook him because the dream seemed so real. Then two weeks later his parents come to town to visit for a week. What they thought was just a routine visit was an orchestrated time by God for healing.

I share this very personal story with you because I don't ever want you to doubt that God is very much alive and interested in the details of your life. Sometimes, you may feel like he doesn't hear you or maybe he's not paying attention to those hurts that you've been carrying since childhood. NEWSLFLASH!!! God cares about every intricate part of you and he also cares about your relationships. If there is someone that you need to make peace with, don't put it off. God can help you mend the broken pieces. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us so today is your day to claim God's sovereignty for your life. Don't let the enemy scar you with a "would-of, could-of, should-of" disposition after that person is gone, when God is offering you peace right now.

My friend is a testament to the power of God's peace. God offered it and he took it. When he says, "Danita, if I had not sat down and shared my feelings with my dad, I would not have peace right now about his passing" it confirms my belief that God takes care of his children. My friend doesn't have to live with "If only he were here now I would tell him...." because he seized the opportunity that God gave him. He followed what his "spirit man" told him to do. It is because of his obedience that his earthly sorrow is being healed by Heaven's ruler. God has given him a peace that he can stand on. The tears still flow and the heart still yearns for the earthly vessel that was the head of a wonderful and loving family, but the peace of God passeth all understanding. John 14:27 says "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you"

Let the peace of God mend those broken relationships in your life. Don't turn your back on the one who can heal you. Instead, turn around and seek the face of your heavenly father. Nothing's too hard for God to handle. Let heaven heal your earthly sorrows...don't delay-do it today.

Danita Harris is an anchor at WEWS News Channel 5 and can be seen daily on Good Morning Cleveland and News Channel 5 at Noon. She loves to write poetry, sing, and volunteer with The Girls Club of Ohio. Danita loves to encourage people in the Lord, and prays everyday that people would see the light of the Lord in her life.

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