COVID has captured another of our friends and he is now in the presence of God.  As we try to make sense of the darkness of this disease, it’s hard to imagine how it affects so many of us.  Words seem pointless for they can’t begin to bring healing in the time of grief.  Even the confidence we have in life after death for those who believe in God, there is and will always be an empty place at the dinner table – not having that special person to travel with through life – the joys and memories to be shared of years of committment to each other.  For the Christian, there’s the ocnfidence and hope of a new and perfect life beyond the grave.  We long for that place as we trudge through the darkness of this one, but the sting of death is still very real.

Time may take away the pain that we experience at first, but the loss of someone dear never really goes away.  It has been branded into our heart,  Eventually the good memories will take the place of reality, but in the meantime, we’re often left alone in our mourning.  Those who grieve with the bereaved may not have the words of comfort they need at the moment.  Nothing seems to console or give peace, unless you know that this ending leads to a whole new beginning.

God’s Word is filled with words of comfort.  They sustain us when well intentioned words from friends and family fail.  

JOB 19:25-27 

For I know that my Redeemer lives,
    and at the last he will stand upon the earth
 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
    yet in my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see for myself,
    and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
    My heart faints within me!”


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. sorry for your loss

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  2. I’m sorry Kathy— yes, no audible words— just the sound of broken hearts reaching to the Creator

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  3. Kathy, my heart feels the silence. Sometimes just the quiet presence of others helps us to move forward. Covid has touched so many lives, and only God can see the future for us. God’s peace.

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  4. Love these words from Job. Words to cling to.

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  5. oneta hayes says:

    So sorry for the pain endured even as rejoicing begins at the victory won. Faith sustains but still the heart hurts. God hold you tight.


  6. Andy Oldham says:

    God bless you! God is with you at this time!

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  7. Linda Lee/Lady Quixote says:

    This is beautiful. Thank you. We have lost friends, loved ones. One of our closest friends has lost 5 family members within the past couple of months: 2 cousins, a sister, a brother-in-law, a daughter-in-law. I don’t know what to say to him. Without the hope of eternal life, this would be unbearable.

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