Loss of a loved one #9

Deborah loves the puppies
Deborah loves the puppies

Wendy, Sindy & Marjorie are so excited about Karen coming to visit today and even more so when I said that the other girl is having her catheter put in this week & should be here in a few days. Felipe & others are working to get the ceiling in. They finished the windows so we need to cut the door cut in when the ceiling is complete Only a few days!

The Lord blessed us with 4 children from two families: sisters Caterin, 3, and Mishel, 5. The two brothers are Luis, 8, and Alfredo 7.

I trust this has helped you and today I would like to conclude the lesson on the loss of a loved one. The final method of coping after HOPE, MEMORIES, Friends/FAMILY, The WORD, PRAYER and now SONG!!!!  Sounds strange but I promise you that singing, praising and worshipping God got me through the depths of pain.

Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”  If I live to be a 100 I will always remember the funeral of our daughter, Misty, and the 6 pastors who were her pall bearers. At the gravesite as we finished the service Earnest Martin began to sing “Sad Hearts Weep No More” In a few moments every one chimed in and with tears flowing all over the place seemingly from every eye the joy of the Lord fell upon us.

Even when our hearts are broken we can lift up His name and He will place His hands under us and support us through it all. Are you singing songs of praise on a regular basis? If not how are you going to do so when your world collapses?

God bless all of you because it is certain that if you live you will see those you love pass away. Christ alone can get you through it all and He uses what we have discussed.