Loss Can Bring Joy

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Matthew‬ ‭5:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

During the last few weeks, I have learned of the deaths of four of my classmates who graduated with me. When we are young, most of us do not encounter death very often. Personally, I have to admit I have never been scared of dying. When I was nine years old, my baby brother who was two and a half years old was hit by a truck and killed. My mother witnessed the accident, and it was extremely traumatic for our entire family. When my parents explained about his death, they did it with love and not in a frightening manner. As a result, it truly prepared me for the many, many deaths I would encounter during my life. The sadness and grief that accompany death is expected, and each individual must deal with it in their own way and time.

The more I study the Bible and read about the violence that has been a part of our history, the more I wonder why God has allowed our continued lack of obedience. He is our Heavenly Father, our Dad! Most of the fathers (dads) I know would not have been as patient, loving, and giving, and forgiveness would be another difficult situation. He Forgives and Forgets our disobedience and our sins. All we have to do is repent and try harder to be more like Jesus. When we give our hearts and lives to God, we become His Children, and we can go to Him just as we go to our earthly dad, father, daddy.

I love to talk to God. I, also, love for Him to talk to me. I have always believed that voice in my heart is God’s Voice. I had to learn to listen to Him. I can truthfully say, if I don’t listen to His Guidance and warnings, the price I will have to pay is more than I want to have to confront.

As a result of the accident which caused my brother’s death, I learned to treasure relationships and friendships. I truly try to put others first. I pray every day that all my family members and friends know Jesus as their Savior and God as their Heavenly Father. I believe He smiles when I am talking to Him and call him Daddy.

Please pray for me as I am praying for you! God Loves You, and I do, too.

About Hester Guest

I am a retired teacher. I love spending time with my children, grandchildren, and friends. Reading, studying my Bible, sewing, and playing games on my computer, phone, or tablet fill my spare time. Jesus is my Saviour!
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