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I Couldn't Save Him

I couldn't save him

Hard as I tried


Not from pain

or despair

depression

or fear


I couldn't save him

Hard as I tried


From a heart

that couldn't pump

or lungs

that couldn't breathe


I couldn't save him

Hard as I tried


From childhood pain

broken relationships

and shattered dreams


I couldn't save him

Hard as I tried


From my own fear

anxiety

and frantic attempts to control


I couldn't him

I couldn't save him at all.


God could save him


But didn't save his life

Not his first heart

or his second

not his body

or his breath


God could save him


And He did

In a deeper

more lasting way


God saved him

from himself

From small living

and shatter-able dreams


God saved him

from living for

approval

money

possessions

and status


God saved him

not from suffering

No, he saved him

through suffering

instead


God saved him

as only God could

and when it was time

He brought him Home.







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