Forever Free

Written by Julie

On July 9, 2021

She died on July fourth.

Independence Day.

The day Americans celebrate freedom.

As bright colors and loud booms filled the air on Earth, angels’ songs and saints’ cheers filled the air in Heaven.

The battle is over. Independence is won. Freedom has been granted to God’s child who was stuck in a mortal body in this sin-and-pain-filled world.

It was even said in the memorial card’s poem. “Why cry for a soul set free?”

She’s forever free.


“Forever Free”

Pain tears through his body,
Ripping his breath away.
Many nights he’s laid awake;
Nothing to do but pray.

The doctor said, “I’ll tell no lies;
It won’t be long until he dies.”
The boy exclaimed, “Don’t you see?
Soon I’ll be forever free!”

Some do not understand.
Oh, they cannot see
The pain he goes through,
But soon he’ll be forever free.

Some say there is no hope.
He just smiles gently,
‘Cause they don’t understand:
Soon he’ll be forever free.

Free from all the pain;
Free from care and worry.
He remembers, in Heaven,
He’ll be forever free.

~Julie Hochstetler, May 2016

P.S. Sorry for the five-week absence. There’s been busyness, lack of inspiration and motivation, other things to do. . . Things should be back to normal now though!
It’s good to be back. I missed this.



Hi, I'm Julie, a 17-year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm finishing up my junior year in high school (Abeka Academy) and have been blogging for two and a half years. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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