Tragedy can strike our lives at any moment. 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? Be compassionate one to another, realizing each one of us handles death differently. If your spouse is not a talker or is not expressive, find a way to help them get through it or just give them the space they may need until they are willing to express their feelings to you about the loss. According to the bible, we each have an appointed time to be born and a time to die (Ecclesiastes 3), so why is it so painful when we lose someone we love? We are God’s creation, not strong enough to overcome grief to the point of handling death as the word declares we ought, we love that person, we can’t imagine life without them. The bible says that 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