Surviving Our Grief

It has been a rough couple of weeks for my family. My husband’s father passed away. We miss him so much and my husband has definitely felt the sting of the loss as well as his siblings and mother. So with that being said I want to dedicate this blog to them. Riding down the road today I was listening to Bible reading and my four year old asked about Jesus dying. I explained as best as I could why He died for us and then I proceeded to tell her that because He died and rose again, that means when we die we go to heaven and live forever and we will never die again. We talked about her grandfather and she wanted to know if he would come see us again, and a most precious verse came to mind and I paraphrased it for her. Here is the verse, 2 Samuel 12:23
But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again?   I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me. Here David had been praying and fasting that God would heal his son and be  spared death, but in the end,  that was not God’s will, and here’s what I love about David, he consoled himself in the fact and the assurance that he would in fact see his son again. It’s amazing that he knew this , since Jesus would come much later on. He stepped out completely on faith and said, he will not come to me but I will go to him. Most people have lost someone so dear to them. Our grief is very real and at times very overwhelming and the only way one can make it through and carry this this weight is to know that, they cannot come to us but we surely can go to them.