ask the family and friends to just take a breath and breathe
John 14 King James Version
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
In times of grief and loss, it is natural for our hearts to be troubled. We may question the fairness of life, the reasons behind our beloved one's departure, and the uncertainty that lies ahead (I know). However, in the midst of our sorrow, we find solace in the comforting words of Jesus, who spoke these profound words to his disciples.
Jesus assures us, "Let not your hearts be troubled." These very words remind us that we are not alone in our pain. He acknowledges our human tendency to be troubled in times of loss, but He also offers us a remedy for our troubled hearts. Jesus calls us to place our trust in God, to believe in Him as the source of our comfort and strength.
Furthermore, Jesus gives us a glimpse of hope and reassurance that goes beyond our earthly existence. He speaks of His Father's house, where there are many mansions (rooms with mansions inside). He reminds us that He goes to prepare a place for us, to create an eternal dwelling where we will be reunited with our departed loved ones and, most importantly, with Him.
This promise of a heavenly home brings a glimmer of light in the midst of our darkness. It offers us hope beyond our comprehension and reminds us that this life is temporary, but the life to come is everlasting. When we face the loss of someone dear to us, it is essential to keep our faith anchored in God. The same God who offers comfort, compassion, and understanding in our moments of despair. The same God who promises to be with us every step of the way, even in our grief.
As we journey through the grieving process, let us lean on God's promises to find strength and peace. Let us take comfort in the knowledge that our departed loved ones are in the presence of our Heavenly Father, experiencing a peace and joy beyond our understanding. And let us cherish the hope of being reunited with them one day in the eternal home prepared for us by Christ Himself.
May these words of Jesus be a source of comfort to our troubled hearts, reminding us that He is always with us, offering solace, and leading us toward a future filled with love, peace, and eternal union with God and our loved ones.