His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Sorrow and Joy



A dear friend of our family went home to heaven last weekend.

Sorrow remains; sorrow fills the gap left by her absence.

Yet, I believe there is joy in Heaven.

For another dearly loved child of God has come home.

As mortals, our lot is a life tainted with sorrow.

It’s unavoidable.

Yet, I also believe that sorrow can be softened.

Sorrow can be lessoned, and the load lightened.

By our relationship with the Son of God, dear Jesus.

For Jesus will show our heart the truth,

of our momentary mortality,

and the supreme joy awaiting our eternity.

With Him in heaven.

Our family friend leaves behind mortal sorrow,

And she now has eternal joy in heaven.


Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

2 thoughts on “Sorrow and Joy

  1. Beautiful…


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