Sorrow to Comfort

untitledI Thessalonians 5:13-14 says, “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep (have died), that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep (die) in Jesus will God bring with him.”

Many of us have experienced the sorrow of someone close to us passing away. On May 29th my father went home to be with the lord. The sorrow of losing him is real, but the confidence that he is with his Savior is of great comfort. The Scripture above encourages us to not sorrow as with no hope. It does not tell us not to sorrow. Our hope is in Jesus who died and rose again. I am thankful that in 1973, Dad accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He showed his love for his Lord and his care for others by the way he witnessed.  We shared the Gospel one more time with his family and friends as we paid respect to him and honored his Lord. There are people around us who need the gospel, and God left us here to share it. If you live a good Christian life but never share the gospel, people will think you are a good person. If you share to gospel and don’t live it, they will call you a hypocrite. We must live it AND give it. May God present you with opportunities today to share your faith.

In sorrow we hear the Master,

He soothes the shattered soul,

And when we turn to Jesus,

The pieces are made whole.


When sorrow strikes a person,

He has a place to go,

In the arms of Jesus,

The One who loves us so.


We may not know when sorrow strikes,

Or when the rains may cease,

But in the midst of all the storm,

The Savior gives us peace.

               -Author unknown





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