Spiritual Strategy for Grieving Hearts. . .
As Christians, we know that Jesus is the only hope in death.
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We offer this book to help you share that faith with your little ones in this difficult time. I realized the need for these soothing thoughts when a family member was tragically murdered, leaving his four children and their cousins with troublesome, unspoken questions.
It was a trying time and many people were hurting. The publicity of an innocent man’s random murder brought his life to the attention of the community, and reflecting upon the way he followed Jesus, friends and strangers alike questioned the senseless nature of his death.
Murder hurts, but even the expected passing of the elderly can cause such deep pain that both young and old begin to question God’s goodness.
We all need answers and they cannot be found without faith.
Yet, an unleashed accusatory spirit can erode our faith with feelings of betrayal, especially when the deceased was touching lives for Jesus.
Our emotions can fester to bitterness as we begin to blame God for every stumped toe and disappointment.
We cannot heal in this hopeless situation. The love of God needs to be shed abroad in our hearts
Love cannot be coerced with lectures, nor even the faith of another. Love is seeded, watered, and nurtured by love. We love God because He first loved us.
(1 John 4:19)
It’s comforting to remember His love for the deceased, and when possible, the deceased’s love for God.
This encourages affection and restores confidence in God’s character.
Your child may “get over it,” but we want them to grow up with a deep appreciation for God, learning to look for His goodness in tragedy as well as the joys of life.
Hopefully, reading this book to a child will enrich their memories with wonderful thoughts about Jesus.
Embellish your time together with details that point out His hand on your loved ones life.
He uniquely touches each of us through different people. This makes our pain so personal that no one can instruct another on how to grieve. However, we are not alone. We can all help one another find healing in Christ.
Trust God to redeem your situation. He has been gracious to our grandchildren. By word and example, our daughter has done a wonderful job in teaching her children about Jesus. Despite their family’s tragedy, they still believe in Him and His innate goodness.
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People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have Him touch them….But Jesus called the children to Him and said . . .
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