Jesus and Things

A young child riddled with cancer lies in bed; fear of the unknown written across his face.  His mothers asks; “What’s on your mind hon?”  He replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 A young man waits to be deployed to war; as he sits and ponders lost in thought.  His wife asks; “What’s on your mind hon?” He replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 A young wife finds she is with child.  The wonder of new life and love fills her with joy.  Her husband asks; “What’s on your mind hon?” She replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 A father concerned with the direction his child’s life is heading.  His soul cries as he prays.  His child sees his heartache and with a repenting heart asks; “What’s on your mind dad?” He replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 An elderly woman faces death; as she thinks back over her life and the family she raised.  Her husband asks: “What’s on your mind hon?” She replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

A young man of God burdened for his congregation kneels at the altar.  Tears fill his eyes and God asks; “What’s on your mind son?” He replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 As I sat by father’s hospital bed in the middle of the night I pondered his words when I asked him what was on his mind and he answered; “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

                                        –Deborah L. Gladwell—

                                                     04/14/2013

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