The Gap

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Nothing can fill that gap when we lose someone we love.
And it would be wrong to try to find anything.
We must simply hold out and win through.

That sounds very hard at first, but at the same time it is a great consolation,
Since leaving the gap unfilled preserves the bond of love between us.

It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap. He does not fill it but leaves it empty so that our communion with the one we love may be kept alive- even at the cost of pain.
Norman (Alec) Surplice
19th June 1926 – 18th April 2003
The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
(Romans 3:23)