Thanks Steve for your insights. I do respectfully disagree with your comment at the beginning though that this is not a sermon about love. It is an act of love to be there for someone in grief and now I have learned that the best thing I can do in love is to listen and pray.
Thank you, Chris. Yes, you are right. Walking with someone during grief is an act of love.
That was awesome Steve. Love that the myth of “time HEALS” got exposed…time does heal; but it heals the weight of the pain, not the emotions and memories attached to it! After listening today, I spent prayerful time considering all the “grievings” I have experienced. I wrote them down to SEE them, and considered just how much time was spent/allowed on each “grief/death” experience. Not much, and more instances than I had imagined! No wonder headaches and arthritis and other maladies creep in to try to steal our healthiness/happiness! But praise God, I/we have Abba, Jeshua, Ruach haKodesh … we are blessed to the “resurrection” from the sorrow. In many places of this awareness time, I found the need to apply forgiveness and a reconciling of Spirit. Thank you Steve for sharing what God put on your heart….
Thank you Peggy. Thank you for sharing. Keep praying. Keep believing.