Coping with death and loss

Death is not pretty. It’s the hardest thing to try to make sense of. It’s something we cannot totally accept, but are forced to face when a person we love leaves this earth.

September 1st marked two years without my dad on this earth and the pain lingers and sometimes blindsides me at the most unexpected times.  It’s something you never just “get over”.  It’s almost surreal at times.  Like it’s not really true.  It’s an explainable chasm in your heart that can’t be filled. Like you can’t fully understand or accept it.

I believe that there is a truth behind that feeling of not quite being able to wrap our minds around death…

God did not create us to die!  He created us for life!  An eternal life!  The way I see it, and the way things are in this world right now, I just may get to see my dad sooner than I thought!  It’s all unfolding right before our eyes and I’m ready!

Choose life! Choose an everlasting savior who loved us so much, he died for us and yet lives, who was hated and yet loves, who was rejected and yet welcomes all.

I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants

Deuteronomy 30:19

 

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