Hope For The Grieving

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And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.

So encourage each other with these words.

Thessalonians 4:13 – 4:18; NLT

There’s weeping and grief these days in many households and neighborhoods all over the world. People come and people go. There’s no other time where the reality of death became as real as it is today. Suddenly, we now see how fragile and vulnerable we really are. Wealth alone will not protect you from getting the virus or getting sick and neither will being powerful and famous spare you.

What can you do as you let the reality of death sink in to you? Is it meant to scare you or to prepare you? Scipture reminds us of our mortality so we can live our lives fully doing what will be best not just for ourselves but for the rest of humanity in preparation for eternity.

While we mourn and bereave the loss of people who mean the world to us, we grieve in hope that we shall see them again. Let the thought that one day, you and I will die, allow you to make the most of each day, always grateful and be fully alive!

PAUSE AND PONDER:

1. Death is real. It’s not a matter of if but when. It will surely come to us all. How can this sobering truth help you live your life better – with purpose, meaning and a better appreciation of what is before you?

2. What changes can you start doing in your life as you are reminded that you are not invincible – that you too are fragile and vulnerable?

3. When death comes and beckons you, will you be scared or are you prepared? Have you put your life in order? Are there still people you have not forgiven? Are there family members or friends you need to ask forgiveness from? Do you need the courage and humility to admit you are wrong to someone?

PRACTICE:

Death is an uninvited guest, it comes  unannounced, or when you least expect it. Be prepared rather than scared. If you want to never grieve without hope and live again when you die, say this prayer from your heart “Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner. Please forgive me for all that I have done wrong. Please come into my life, be my saviour and the Lord of my life. I believe that you died and rose again and because of You, I have hope that one day, even though I and those I dearly love will die, we shall live and see each other again in heaven. In your mighty name I pray, amen.”

Mia Urquico
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Mia Urquico is a fashion designer for her own brand Mico which means ,
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