Starting into this Holiday Season, I get a chance to reminisce how it use to be. We had all our children with us, we never even gave it a thought that we would be torn away from one of our children.
Sometimes we try to blank out the hurtful things in our lives that cause us pain and reject the very things that can give us comfort.
It is never easy to say goodbye to someone you love, especially when their essence is still overwhelming when you look at your door and can visualize them coming through it saying “mom, dad I’m home” knowing that you will never hear those words again.
But one thing that can never be taken from you is the love you feel for your child and knowing they may be gone but they took that love with them.
Our Daughter Amy departed from us November 29, 2008 after a long illness, she was 32 years old.
We miss her more than any words can describe.
Our memories of her are so precious to us.
One place she still remains and always will, is in her mothers and my heart.
The memory of her will never die as long as there is one of us still alive and our other children will tell their children about her.
This is nothing new that my wife or I had started telling about someone and the love they shared, it has been going on for around two thousand years.
There is a love greater than any family has given each other.
John 3:16 for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. 2 Corinthians 1:13 blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
It is Christ that’s in us that my wife and I find comfort knowing he is the God of all grace.
We know we are not sufficient of ourselves to think anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, he is our mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. (1 Peter 5:10; 2 Corinthians 3:5; and Hebrews 8:6)
It is through Gods comforting words that allow my wife and me to go on in our time of grief.
God is and always will be our comforter.
God willingly allowed his son to be sacrificed because he loved us and his son willingly died for us to give us that hope of eternal life. John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Mat 16:21 From that time began Jesus to show unto his disciples, that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.
Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, he that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead shall give life also to your mortal bodies through his Spirit that dwelleth in you.