Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
BY HELEN STEINER RICE
[left side of card, handwritten text] To the Family of Ryan White, 04-08090
I want to thank-you for letting us know Ryan. Such a wonderful young man, his up bringing shows. I'm glad he had such a wonderful Mother, Sister, Grandparents, and later his many other frineds,
[printed text] Today your heart is heavy With sorrow and grief, But as days turn to months May you find sweet relief In knowing your loved one Is not far away, But is with you in spirit Every hour of the day.
[handwritten text] Because of Ryan so many will now be more educated about Aids and because of Ryan - all of us who have children with the same condition can share in your sorrow and also the celebration off his life. As I was taught, as a Universalist, he will live for ever in those he touched per sonally and through his many messages. Thank you and Love To You
[right side of card] and Yours, Joan [redacted]
[printed text] Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
COMFORTING THOUGHTS BY HELEN STEINER RICE
THE SWEETNESS OF PEACE
After the clouds, the sunshine, After the winter, the spring, After the shower, the rainbow For life is a changeable thing;
After the night, the morning, Bidding all darkness cease; After life's cares and sorrows, The comfort and sweetness of peace.
LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED
Whenever I am troubled And lost in deep desire I bundle all my troubles up And go to God in prayer...
I tell Him I am heartsick And lost and lonely, too, That my mind is deeply burdened And I don't know what to do...
But I know He stilled the tempest And calmed the angry sea And I humbly ask if in His love He'll do the same for me...
And then I just keep quiet And think only thoughts of peace And if I abide in stillness My restless murmurings cease.
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
At times like these, man is helpess... It is only God who can speak the words that calm the sea, still the wind, and ease the pain... So lean on Him and you will never walk alone.