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Thought for the morning – written with tears

 2 Samuel 12:22-23  And he (David) said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ 23  But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”

When a loved one is going through the final steps of leaving this world, we who love this one agonize before the Lord with many tears, prayers and supplications. We may plead with the Lord, but we always know it is not our will but His that is to be done.

David fasted and wept for his newly born son who was deathly ill; born of Bathsheba, the… Continue reading

SORROW

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  – Revelation 21:4 (KJV)

Today many friends and healthcare co-workers joined to say goodbye to a friend and to provide love and support to the family and to each other.  It was a day of sadness for us.  The encouragement by Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:13 is that as believers we grieve when a loved one dies, but not as those that have no hope.  This friend had the testimony of several witnesses that her faith was securely planted in the promise of eternal life through the work of Jesus Christ.  This “Celebration of a life” had moments of laughter, but the sadness still lingers… Continue reading