Good Grief

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As much as we try to avoid it, in this world we have grief.  It is a necessary process by which we mend and heal.  If we avoid the pain of grief it will fester causing us to become stuck.  The truth teaches us that we are going to grieve losses.  To not face the pain is to be out … Read More

It is Good to Grieve

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Death causes us to be angry because it comes into our world like an unexpected slap in the face. As one researcher said, “Death is a social disease, like V.D. It is not polite, not well-mannered.”[1] King Solomon concurred: “No man has authority to restrain the wind…or authority over the day of death” (Ecclesiastes 8:8). When death enters our social … Read More

God is Present in the Pain

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People who are grieving and suffering are not looking for a detailed explanation of the truth.  They can be comforted simply by its mention.  They need the person that Jesus is; they need the precious presence of a Savior. How does this truth become real for a grieving person? It becomes real as a person embraces the loving presence of … Read More