Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care. (Matt 10:29)
I said goodbye to my best friend yesterday.
I will always remember his sweet horsey breath on my cheek, his
gentleness with small children, and the delight we both felt when we
cantered through the woods. He was smart, kind, loyal, and sensitive; I
was enormously blessed to call him my friend, and just being in his
presence always filled me with joy and peace. Godspeed, dear Zak.
O God, you created all that is, and you love all that you have made: we come to you this day with grief and in thanksgiving. We grieve the death of our beloved Zak, who has been our companion on the way, and we thank you for the gift of his presence among us as a sign of the richness of your creation and the generosity of your love, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.