Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail
Many emotions run through our hearts when we’re faced with the loss of a loved one. These emotions can present themselves as questions:
- Confusion. Why did this happen?
- Sadness. How will I go on?
- Anger. Who allowed this to happen?
Who can answer these questions? Who can provide comfort? Who can guide our hearts through the heartbreaking moments of life?
Is it not the Creator of life who can explain the end of life, even though “end” is a very human term?
100 years from now I’ll be alive and so will you. 150 and 200 years from now, I’ll be alive and so will you.
In Genesis 1:26-28, God said, “Let us create man in our own image.”
- When God breathed into you the breath of life He gave you a piece of Himself called the soul which will live on forever…somewhere.
- When God created you in a more intimate way unlike the beasts of the field and the birds of the air He gave you free choice.
- He gave you the ability to reason.
- He gave you the ability to contact Him and be contacted by him.
How sad and how tragic it would be to live your life with no hope! Today, I’m here to offer wonderful, comforting news, at a time where such news seems all but missing.
God loves you more than anyone else does.
Though many cry for and with you when you grieve the loss of a loved one, that love falls short of the one who expresses His love in a way that’s perfect and unfailing. You will experience feelings you may not be able to put into words, but God feels and understands them. God can walk you through them. Life doesn’t have to be impossibly tragic and void of purpose.
God created the heart, so He can heal yours. God created the mind, so He can sort yours out. God made the soul, so He can save yours. God created the body, so He can give you rest. God created the eyes, so He can wipe your tears away. God created the shoulder, but His are the only shoulders capable of bearing the weight of all those who lean on them.
“Therefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thes. 4:18).