ONLY JESUS – A Poem

REMEMBERING TRACEY
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My sister-in-law Tracey had cancer. She was diagnosed five years ago. During the five years of her illness, though she endured much suffering, I can say that she was a picture of calmness and grace. On those rare occasions when she would begin to despair, or in her words begin to have a pity party, she would often say “ONLY JESUS” with intense exclamation and quickly bounce back to serenity. It amazed me. It really did amaze me how level she was. The Lord’s amazing grace. I was inspired to write the poem ONLY JESUS because of Tracey.  The Lord gave me the opportunity to share it at her funeral.
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Many years ago Tracey told her brother, my husband, that if she died before him she wanted him to preach at her funeral. The Lord opened the door for that to happen. We saw family that we hadn’t seen for many years. Such an emotion filled day. Our large family heard the gospel again. I wanted to scoop every one of them up and just love them and hug them forever.  If they only knew… For the love of Christ constraineth us; 2 Cor 5:14 *
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Tracey left this world April 19, 2016.  Tracey was only 48 years old.
 
ONLY JESUS
 
Who can uplift our spirits,
In the darkness of the night,
When everything is dreary,
And dawn’s light nowhere in sight.
 
Who can give us happiness,
Comfort, Joy, and peace, and light,
When everything around us,
Is so dark and full of fright.
 
Only Jesus,
Nobody but Jesus,
Only Jesus,
Nobody but Jesus.
 
Who can calm our many fears,
From the terrors of the hour,
When life is full of suffering,
And our circumstances dour.
 
Who can make a difference,
With His Almighty power,
When our hope is almost gone,
And we begin to cower.
 
Only Jesus,
Nobody but Jesus,
Only Jesus,
Nobody but Jesus.
 
The world, they keep on searching,
But they cannot seem to find,
The thought of seeking Jesus,
Ne’er enters into their mind.
 
The Bible has the answer,
Oh If only they could see,
The beauty of a Saviour,
Who was sent for you and me.
 
Cathy White 2016
 

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