Tragedy can strike our lives in an instant. When we lose a loved one unexpectedly, it is in these moments that we begin to reflect and look at life differently. We see life as the precious gift that it is. How do you as a couple handle death? Do you support one another, do you talk about what you are feeling, are you compassionate one to another, realizing that each one of us handles death differently.
We are God’s creation, not strong enough to overcome grief to the point of handling death as the word declares we ought to. We can’t imagine life without our loved ones and definitely can’t immediately do as the bible declares we should rejoice at the end of a believer’s life and mourn when a new life comes into this world. The believer is going to be with the Savior (Jesus Christ) in Glory but the new life is bound to endure pain, sorrows and the hardships of this world. Death truly does sometimes come as a thief in the night so be encouraged that “To be absent from the body is to be present with Lord”( 2 Corinthians 5). Be humble, be kind, live for today, hope for tomorrow, and plan for the future.
Also read; Ecclesiastes 7:1-10