COMFORTING THE GRIEVING

So many people I know are suffering through a loss this Christmas, I thought it would be beneficial to repost this blog for those who may need some extra comforting.

Dawn's Faith Connection

In the past two weeks, two people I know were told that they have about 12 months to live. Then a twenty five year old young adult, that was affiliated with my youth group, recently married his childhood sweet heart then died unexpectedly. We learn through these life experiences how precious our lives are and that they are a gift, a gift that can be taken away from us at any moment. If only we didn’t take this knowledge for granted….. yet we do. I read in the papers today that Michael Jackson’s daughter tried to commit suicide. This young girl has so much to live for yet she feels as though she doesn’t. Despair and depression have consumed her. Every 18 minutes someone in the U.S. dies by suicide, every 19 minutes someone is left to make sense of it. How do we overcome this suffering and grief and how do we accompany…

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