Friday, September 25, 2009

Sometimes It's Harder

If you follow my blog at all, you know that fairly often I reference either a song, a ministry, or a family circumstance that is related to Steven Curtis Chapman. I just read his wife's blog entry for today and I wanted to share it with you. (Click here to read it.)

I have friends who understand her pain and struggle to keep going and they've told me that some days are harder than others. Take a minute and pray for Mary Beth and anybody else you know who has lost a child. The only comfort I can offer is that God truly does understand and your grief is safe with Him.

"But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words." ~1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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