“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving
We can all attest to hearing the death of loved ones is not easy, and neither is the bereavement journey. However, we have been given preparation and the readiness plan in Hebrews 9:27, “And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement. So, Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and to them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
Our mother died five years ago, and our bereavement journey continues. Sadly, our journey is heavier after hearing of our father’s death this morning. Last night I told two of my sisters and my niece that I will visit him soon. However, seeing him alive “soon” is gone forever.
“And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve.” (Joshua 24:15)
Please keep me and my family in your prayers through the continuation of our bereavement journey.
Drinking from the waters of sorrow sustains a different kind of life. This river is hidden from the rest of the world. Tears drip off my chin into an endless flow of liquid love that sparkles with beauty.”
– Todd Nigro