Last year over eight million people suffered the loss of someone in their immediate family. (http://www.griefspeaks.com/id113.html) Let that sink in. Someone you know lost someone in their immediate family. The world is full of people that are hurting. Grief is as much a part of life as death and taxes. It’s guaranteed. We all will lose someone we love, and our hearts will break into a million pieces. The question is how we can practically help our neighbors, friends and family through these times? There’s no better time to show the love of Christ.
When Grief Comes not if.
Twenty-eight years later I can still remember the day my dad died. Twenty-eight years later I grieved for my dad as though it happened the day before. Twenty-eight years later, grief is different, but it’s still there. I’ve avoided addressing this topic, because it’s heavy. It’s hard, it’s messy, it’s ugly and let’s face it no one wants to talk about it. We avoid it like the plague, but it is tearing us a part. Fortunately, I’m in a season of wellness. Writing about grief just seems counterintuitive, but here I sit sharing this with you.