Whether you have a child who is dealing with grief for the first time—or whether you’re like me and are still processing childhood grief—the reality of death never goes away, nor does it become easier to accept.
We wait for hope and for healing and for miracles. We wait for a global pandemic to subside. We wait on God. It’s one of his favorite tools to get our attention.
Resurrection does not have to do exclusively with what happens after we are buried or cremated. It does have to do with that, but first of all it has to do with the way we live right now.
By Eric E.
Jesus came to be God with us—on both the starry night in Bethlehem and in the loneliness of a quarantined home. On a sunny Galilean hillside and in crowded grocery store lines.
If you find yourself feeling lonely this Valentine’s Day, don’t beat yourself up. The truth is, we are made for relationship, for companionship, for intimacy.
…underneath it all, isn’t that what so many of us long for? Even in the pursuit of our dreams and goals, we long to find that elusive hope. A hope that we matter. That we are of worth.
The hope promised in Scripture can seem not only distant but also irrelevant for our daily lives.
What I’m counting on here is not the dream—it’s the faithfulness of God.
by Connally Gilliam and Paula Rinehart, authors of And Yet, Undaunted
Every heart comes up to this fork in the road, many times.
God will use grief to shape them, and draw them closer to himself. You cannot fix or take away their pain. But you can sit beside them as they cry or listen while they talk about their loss.