By Rosie Moore

I am not going to write a lot of thoughts in this article, because the subject is so hard to fathom, so uneasy to think about, and, mostly, a subject that one does not want to think about. But, there it is,  facing us as we live from day to day.

In the last six months there have been two deaths in my immediate family. One was expected, one was unexpected. Either way, it is a traumatizing, heart-breaking event that no one wants to go through, but which everyone will go through.

No matter how devastating this event is, there is a verse in God’s Word that emanates encouragement, so that we are blessed with God’s comfort. King David said in Psalms 139: verses 9 and ten: “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall  thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” What wonderful comforting words. No matter what happens in one’s life, His right hand will hold you. Even when those we love die, He will be there to comfort us.

It is estimated that there are  7.269 billion people in the world, and I’m sure that all of them at one time of their life or another have thought of death. “O death. Where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Not to worry, Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life. Think of the psalmist’s words. God has us in His right hand, even when death arrives. You just have to be prepared to meet Him.

Thought for the day: Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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