Mixing Metaphors

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Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me Home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me Home

That old gospel song became my prayer last night, personalized for the friend who needed the angels to bring him “across the Jordan” and into the Promised Land.

I can’t begin to express the privilege and honor I felt at being in the room when the chariot swung low to carry him home.

It was a holy moment.

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Author C.S. Lewis would likely call it, “Farewell to Shadowlands” — the title of the final chapter in his book, The Last Battle (final book in the Chronicles of Narnia series), when the characters enter a new world as they are invited to go “further up and further in!”

 Sorrows mix with joy
Faith and Hope give sustenance
Peace attained last night

I’ll Fly Away (Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch)

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