Don’t Cry for Me Down Here

Posted by Matt on May 25th, 2009 filed in life, love


Every Memorial Day holiday my family goes down to a little country church named Seller’s Church outside of Tahlequah, OK, to decorate the graves of our beloved ones that have gone on before us.  Obviously, this year was going to be extremely hard being the first for us to do it for Dad versus with Dad.  We were honoring Dad as a father and as a veteran.

Everyone brings food to eat after a service of testimonies, preaching, and worshiping.  Dad always loved singing here.  It was a great service that we had where we talked about sin, making it to Heaven, and not wasting life away.  I was asked to say something and I just talked about how Dad was a perfect picture of God to me.  I talked about the difference between viewing God as this big being out there somewhere versus God as Daddy…full of love, mercy, and grace.  Would we always run away from Him if we pictured Him as a loving Daddy instead of the Mighty Inflictor of Wrath?


I am still very sad today and instead of writing I will just put the lyrics of an amazing song by Brad Paisley called When I get Where I am Going.  Look at them and watch the video below to hear it.

“Brad Paisley – When I Get Where I am Going”

When I get where I’m goin’
On the far side of the sky
The first thing that I’m gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly

I’m gonna land beside a lion
And run my fingers through his mane
Or I might find out what it’s like
To ride a drop ‘a rain

Yeah, when I get where I’m goin’
There’ll be only happy tears
I will shed the sins and struggles
I have carried all these years
And I’ll leave my heart wide open
I will love and have no fear
Yeah, when I get where I’m goin’
Don’t cry for me down here

I’m gonna walk with my Grandaddy
And he’ll match me step for step
And I’ll tell him how I’ve missed him
Every minute since he left
And then I’ll hug his neck

So much pain and so much darkness
In this world we stumble through
All these questions I can’t answer
And so much work to do

But when I get where I’m goin’
And I see my Maker’s face
I’ll stand forever in the light
Of His amazing grace
Yeah, when I get where I’m goin’
(Oh when I get where I’m goin’)
There’ll be only happy tears
(I love you, yeah)
I will love and have no fear
(Yeah, when I get where I’m goin’)
Yeah, when I get where I’m goin’

Link: Music Video \”When I Get Where I Am Going\”

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