by | May 17, 2023 | Death, Grief, memories, Presence

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

(Matthew 5:4 ESV)

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

(2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV)

My mom passed away a few years back. As her only daughter and who was living with her, I got first choice on what I needed to set up my own home. I brought her Pyrex baking dishes. I love the square one. It’s the perfect size for many things. Well, one day, I dropped and broke it. I was heartbroken. It was mom’s. It survived many meals and desserts. But while the dish is no longer here, I still have my memories of mom using it and the incredible things she made in it.

We have all experienced loss of some kind. Loss of a loved one is especially painful. And while they are no longer here, we have memories to remind us of them. We grieve and then try to find our new normal. My new normal was starting out on my own after living with my parents pretty much my whole life. It would be different living on my own. But I have found I am not alone. Physically alone, yes. But not spiritually. Jesus is with me 24/7. He is here when I’m happy, laughing with me. He holds me and comforts me when I’m sad or hurt. And calms me when I’m mad or angry.

Jesus cares for me. He loves me. I am so glad I have Him in my life. Do you have Jesus in your life? It’s really easy. Just say the following prayer:

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. Amen”

See? Easy. You just invited Jesus into your life. Now, just start living for Him. 

Spread the good news that Jesus is coming back soon. Tell the world what Jesus has done for you.

Have a great day, everyone. 

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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