I hate death.
I hate the pain it causes.
The hearts it breaks.
The lives it changes…forever.
Those that are left behind.
I’ve walked this journey multiple times in my life…traveled in the shadow of death.
Today, my heart is hurting for the loss of one so young.
I hate cancer. I hate leukemia. I hate when children die.
The aftermath is messy and painful.
It hurts, when hearts bleed wide open.
The “why” questions go unanswered. Even if we all knew the why, could we fully understand it? Would it make a difference? Regardless, there will still be an empty place, that is impossible to fill.
This world is so broken, cracked through to its very core.
One day it won’t be this way. One day death will die. One day, oh…one day.
In the meantime we live in it, and through it, and we wonder about that why question.
Jesus, You understand death. I know You do. When the landscape is darkened with sadness, You are there. You never leave. You never let go. You hold the hand of the broken hearted. You wipe their tears. Although we don’t understand, and the walk is hard and painful, help us in our grieving.
Help us to have hope….in You. The only One who has ever overcome death.
Amen and amen.
1 Corinthians 15:54
But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.