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The Light Ahead of the Darkness
by Verna Cole Mitchell 
03/08/08
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So many times, dark days that come
Seem never-ending night,
But then the shining sun appears,
And all around is light.

The Bible tells us of such times,
When those in days of yore
Were found in saddest circumstance,
Yet found their joy once more.

While Abram longed to see a son,
One promised many years,
In Godís good time, fulfillment came,
And with it, happy tears.

Young Joseph, thrown into a well,
Had wondered how he could
Achieve the greatness he had dreamed.
By Godís good grace, he would.

As David cowered in a cave
To hide from angry Saul,
He didnít see as Israelís king
Heíd ever rule at all.

Queen Esther sought to save her life
From wicked Hamanís plan.
Then Godís protection came to her,
And she was safe again.

Since Daniel would not cease to pray,
He in a den was cast.
God shut the lionsí mouths for him,
And morning dawned at last.

And Jesus, in His darkest hour,
Upon the cruel cross,
Had paid the price for all our sin
At such a painful cost.

Then He arose, oh wondrous thought,
With God in heaven to be,
Where He awaits those pledged to Him
To live eternally.

So we, when suffering comes our way
And leads us unto death,
Can have the hope above all hopes
When we take our last breath.









If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Carol Penhorwood  12 Nov 2009
I just found your poetry and what a delight! These are heavenly examples to follow in the dark times. Wonderful writing!
Helen Dowd  05 Apr 2008
Verna, your poem is delightful. I loved the way you brought in all the brave men who saw the light ahead in the darkness and left us an example. Thanks for sharing your God-given talent with us. Thanks for your comment on my Discussion between Casey and Helen article.... Keep sharing your talent with us at FW...Helen
Sherry Castelluccio  10 Mar 2008
Oh, I love this! Absolutely beautiful, Verna.
LauraLee Shaw 09 Mar 2008
I love the way you built this up to the cherry on top. I'm so thankful for the hope we have of Heaven. Sometimes it's the only way to make it through the day. SO glad you posted this, as it is sure to uplift many heavy souls.
Laury Hubrich  09 Mar 2008
Oh, Sweet Verna, I just love reading your poetry. You make this computer screen come alive with your imagery. Wonderful, and just perfect for the topic! Love, Laury
Dee Yoder  09 Mar 2008
Aww, Verna. This is beautiful and gives me a lift to remind myself that though life is difficult, the sunny days are just ahead as long as we trust in Him. Wonderful!
Joanne Sher  09 Mar 2008
I am SO glad you posted this here, Verna. What a wonderful piece, as usual. I am glad you didn't let us "miss" it.
Chely Roach 08 Mar 2008
This was so beautiful...it is too bad that it's not in the challenge. Wonderful job...I love it.
Betty Castleberry 08 Mar 2008
Verna this is beautiful. It conveys such truth, too. You did a great job.
Deborah Engle  08 Mar 2008
Wonderful job on this. It was encouraging and enjoyable to read.
lauren finchum 08 Mar 2008
Beautiful!! Well thought out too, and oh so touching. Keep writing!




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