Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Comfort will Come


We lost a dear friend who’s like a father to us on Sunday. We are really sad here on earth but heaven rejoices as this Saint joins the cloud of witnesses.
Dealing with grief is not easy at all. Each family deals with a loss their own way. I learned that love is what we all need.
When I lost my father-in-law 5 months ago, I found important to put myself in the place of a servant who happened to have a 2 month-old and 1-year-old. It was important to be very sensitive to the needs around me.
Comfort
Photo by Bowtoo


I learned that if people in my extended family wanted space, I should leave. If they wanted food, I should prepare it. If they wanted a listening ear, I needed to be ready.

Facing death with a different culture as my reference point was challenging. I had to let go of cultural norms and apply Biblical principles such as having the heart of a servant.
I still find difficult to come to offer too many words of comfort. What do you say in such time of need?
I thank God His words are powerful and effective. His promises, sweeter than honeycomb:
“As one whom his mother comforts, So I will comfort you; And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 66:12
If you are grieving today, remember that comfort will come. Not because of time, not because of some human told you but because the Comforter Himself promised you. His love never fails.

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