“I Kept My Promise Didn’t I?”


Writer Author  Cheryl Mariano
Christian Article : Loss  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer John 14:18 (KJV)

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.


Friday June 14, 2002 our grandson was born. He was premature and had many complications. He died two days later, Sunday, Father's Day.

You can imagine the grief, heartache, and loss we all faced, especially our son and daughter in love.

While the baby was alive we fasted, and earnestly prayed that God would heal him, but our prayers were not answered the way we thought and hoped they would be.

My husband was once a Pastor and our son asked if he would conduct the funeral service.

I could see and hear how painful it was for him as he spoke on Death, the cruel separator that robs us of being able to share with our loved one, the past, present, and future, and how it leaves such a huge devastating void in our life.

For the sake of others, I tried to be there and stay strong but finally I broke down, I had to get alone with God!

As I laid prostrate before Him, crying my heart out, God allowed me to express all my anger, disappointment, and grief.

When finished, the only way I can describe this is to say, I then felt a sensation, like warm liquid love being poured all over me, and a peace that surpassed all understanding filled my heart.

I knew it was the Holy Spirit! Just as He promised, the Holy Spirit was such a comforter.


The poem "I Kept My Promise Didn't I?" was birthed.

Lord by your stripes
You said we're healed

You said, I AM the God
That healeth thee

But yet my loved one is no more
Upon the earth with me

I prayed Lord if you're willing
You can make him whole

I Will, is what I heard you say
Yet we buried him today

Then in the stillness of my soul
Jesus said, Beloved it is


Child of mine with eyes of faith
Look up to heaven high


Behold your loved one here with me
Completely healed he did not die


He's alive with me forever more
I kept my promise didn't I?


As I penned this poem, I could literally feel God's tenderness, gentleness, love, and grace.

I wept, but differently now, because I realized God had not failed me, my grandson had indeed received healing....

"The Ultimate Healing."

This poem has been a blessing to not only me, but to so many others over the years, and I pray God will continue to use it to bless and heal the hurting hearts of all those whose loved ones were not healed on earth but have gone on to glory to receive their Ultimate Healing.

The death of a loved one is never easy, and contrary to what we hear, time does not make it any easier. If anything the memories become even fonder with time.

Yet, it is a comfort when we know our loved one is at home with the Lord.

Are you facing the loss of a loved one, or any kind of a difficult trial? God knows and understands exactly how you feel. Psalm 34:18 says, The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; please allow the Holy Spirit to comfort you today.



Prayer: Lord thank You that You have not left us comfortless, but You have come to us. Thank You also our loved one will never again have to face death. Thank You that they are in heaven with You, and have received their "Ultimate Healing." Amen.



Cheryl Mariano (Cheremiah)







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