It’s my Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed Delivered marathon Saturday! Just finished watching episode 5: The Edge of Forever. As a mother’s last wish is to unite her daughters after her death is realized by words in a letter. Part of the letter is read aloud: “A treasure waits for you to find, but only if you leave behind whatever each has in her heart that kept two sisters so long apart.”
Story of love, family, forgiveness, respect and moving on … and the power of heartfelt words.
The final lines of the letter implore the two sisters to disperse their mother’s ashes together; to take the hike they never got to and find the edge of forever. As the sisters walk through the forest they come upon a breathtaking clearing where mountains rise above the valley. As the sisters open the urn and prepare to disperse the ashes, they realize they should say a prayer. Shane looks to Oliver, saying as a man of faith he would be the perfect person to deliver a final prayer. As the two sisters join hands and disperse their mother’s ashes, Oliver speaks:
“Whenever I have sorrow, Whenever clouds arise, when songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies, I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free; His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. His eye is on the sparrow and I know… He watches me.”
What beautiful words … finding hope and comfort with faith in God in any given situation … yes, we must keep doing so. Timing is everything. Trying to remember that God walks with me … with grace in my step and hope in my heart.