Living Free Every Day®
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Monday, February 11, 2013
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14:1-3 NIV
Thoughts for Today
Death is a fact of life. Hebrews 9:27 says, "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." Death may result from natural or accidental causes, suicide, or homicide. It represents the point in time when the body ceases to function on earth, freeing the spirit and soul to return to the God who made them.
Death was not a part of God's original creation. It came into human experience as the result of sin. Adam and Eve chose to listen to Satan's lies instead of God's truth . . . and sin entered the human race. Since then, death has been an unavoidable part of our existence.
Consider this …
Father, I thank you for the hope of eternal life made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Help me to know the reality of that hope . . . and to be able to share it with others. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from …
Handling Loss and Grief: How to Face Losses in Life and Grieve Christianly by Raymond T. Brock, Ed.D. This study teaches participants what the Bible has to say about handling the losses of life. It offers biblical coping methods for facing loss.
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