The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

If you would like to leave your thoughts on Greg, please see this thread.

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Friday, December 24, 2004

Rest beside the weary road

And ye, beneath life�s crushing load, whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way with painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road, and hear the angels sing!

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Edmund Sears, 1849


Peter said...

That's exactly the verse that struck me at the Christmas Eve service tonight, Greg.

Bruce & Bert Grantham said...

God knew before time that a verse written in 1849 would be sent by e-mail to our home to inspire thoughts of "glad and golden hours". The author could not have conceived of such a legacy.
I love the words "golden hours". An hour seems more valuable since Bert's osteosarcoma trial; I'm going to share with her that a Mr. Sears expressed how I feel about each hour with her, and Greg, you made that possible on Christmas Eve of 2004. Thank you.
Love in Christ, Bruce (& Bert)

Nils said...

Michael Card was quoted in our order of worship for last night: [to paraphrase] What’s so amazing about Christmas is that, in the last place you would expect to find something you want, you find everything you could ever want.

Carl said...

It looks like I'm not the only one to find ringing truth in Christmas carol lyrics. I have been amazed over the years reading these lyrics.

Carl said...

Happy New Year Chris, Greg and Dolce

Bradenbaugh said...

Thank you for sharing your trials and sufferings this year, it makes all of us draw nearer to the Lord. Your faith is a wonderful example for us al to follow. God has chosen you and Christine to go down this road of suffering for his Glory!May God continue to watch over and protect you this year 2005.
Maria & Craig