The pain of grief was thick as we walked into their home. Tommy and Susie’s infant daughter had just died, only living for a few days after she entered this world. There were no words to say, only holding and crying together. I (Rodney) did the graveside service and will never forget the sounds of grief coming from the broken heart of this mother.
The losses of this life are real: The loss of a friendship. The loss of a job. The loss of health. The loss of a dream. The loss of a child, a parent, a spouse. And maybe the greatest loss of all, the loss of hope.
Resurrection Sunday. This month, Christ followers around the world will celebrate the resurrection of Christ. What a great celebration; He’s alive! And because He lives, He can stir the fires of hope within our hearts in the darkest hour. Our God still has the power to give life to that which is dead, to take that which is impossible and make it possible, and to restore hope to the hopeless.
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life … will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!” (Rom. 8:38-39).
He’s alive — and He’s working miracles in our lives.
How has God resurrected a relationship within your family? Share in the comments!
Selma and Rodney