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: C.J. Penn

Reflections on a double life... I'm just a wanna-be writer. What's it like trying to do serious writing while also being consumed with a full-time engineering job? Between the two, I sometimes don't get much sleep. But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some work on my book before heading off to work. I'm also passionate about the truth of God and Jesus, a truth that is not always visible in the outward view of the Christian religion. It's this passion that has pulled me out of bed to write for over 6 years now, still working on the same book, a book about truth. Will it ever be finished? God knows.

2 thoughts on “Sorrow and Joy

  1. Beautiful…


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