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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Grieving with Hope During the Holidays
This can be a challenging
time of the year for those of you who have recently suffered a significant loss
in your life—maybe the death of a spouse or a child or parent. Or perhaps the
passing away of a close friend. And my heart goes out to you in this time of
It can be especially challenging
to know how to respond to this season of the year that supposed to be a time of
peace and joy.
In 1 Thessalonians 4:13
(ESV), the apostle Paul gives some sage advice to this
group of struggling Christians who had recently suffered many losses. And
it says this: “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those
who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.”
It's my intention over the next few days to
bring hope and a balanced view on how to cope with grief and loss during this
season of the year. And to do it in a way that's faithful and that shows your
commitment to God—that you believe death is not a dead end.