It Wasn't Your Time

On June 24, 2005 I sent out a poem entitled "One Day, But Not Today" because I felt in my heart, as many of you did, that it wasn't Jonathan's time to go. God had given him a beautiful daughter, a nice new home and enough resources to take care of her along with an extended family who have been wonderful throughout this crisis. We all knew deep down that it wasn't his time and began contacting family and friends literally from all over the country to join in praying for his complete healing.

Today's thought is titled, "It Wasn't Your Time" because God has answered those prayers and has lifted his child up and healed him completely. The journey of life will never be the same for any of us having experienced this Miracle. How many people do you know who have actually been able to know someone who was healthy, afflicted and then brought back completely from deaths grip? I'm sure there are many but for me, this is a first. I will never be the same. Thank you all for everything you have done and continue to do. The time for prayer is not over; it has just begun.

And so it was done,
Almost 3 months to the day you were diagnosed with cancer
We have witnessed a true act of God
The healing of one who was broken

But it was not without the prayers of literally hundreds of people
Those closest to us and those from far away
The Almighty has lifted the darkness
And presented a brand new day

With this healing comes new life
A new beginning, a new start
For what God has given you
You must now give back from your heart

You must take the new wings he has given you
And fly higher than before
For you have seen the dark side
You have been to death's cold door

So many things to be grateful for
For sure your life has changed
You will never see it as you did before
Its all been rearranged

Walk tall my friend in your new life
Hold your head up and be proud
Listen close to the still small voice
And you will soar above the clouds

Now is the time to forge ahead
Let nothing slow you down
The angels in heaven are singing
And flying all around

For one of God's children has been lifted up
God has touched you with his hand
It wasn't your time to join
The heavenly angel band

Don't hold back what God has brought you through
Share with all you see
Then one day when this life is over
With Jesus and the Angels you shall be
Welcome back my friend

Copyright 2005 Rick Flowers
This second poem was written when he was proclaimed Cancer free just 3 short months later and after a LOT of Chemo.