Wednesday, October 28, 2009

grieving celebrations

Today we'll be grieving the loss and celebrating the life of Flo Scott. She was a good woman.

We grieve because death is hard. It is sad to think we'll never see a person again. We sometimes grieve because we didn't say all that they meant to us. Sometimes we grieve because we think of everything else the person could have accomplished.

But, thankfully, Jesus doesn't leave us alone to grieve. He died to defeat death. That gives us great hope.

And so, we'll be sad that Flo won't ever be there to smile and shake our hands on Sundays (or give us cards) but we'll be joyous because Jesus defeated death for her. She's in paradise. She's in the very presence of God.

That is something to celebrate.


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