O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? I Corinthians 15:55.

Praying about this article, I felt impressed to share the following poem that I wrote recently:

Comfort and Hope

Weep not as those who have no hope

of life beyond the grave.

This was the reason Jesus came.

His precious life He gave.

He rose again and this we know

that death has lost its sting.

The dead in Christ shall rise again

and will forever sing.

Just rest assured you’ll see once more

this one you’ve laid to rest.

Their faith was strong in Jesus Christ,

and for Him stood the test.

Jesus promised He would return,

let not your hope grow dim.

We’ll meet together in the sky,

forever be with Him.

I am sure that there are many who are reading this who have lost one or more loved ones over the past two years.  The epidemic that is sweeping our world is no respecter of persons. I pray for each one of you that you have found comfort and strength from the Lord during this difficult time. The Lord has given us many promises in His Word that we can stand on. He understands exactly what we are going through, and His grace is sufficient for us all.  Your loved ones are in God’s hands.  Rest in Him.

I Thessalonians 4: 13-18. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Psalms 116:15. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Prayer:  Jesus, you broke the chains of death and bought eternal life for us.  I pray you will be with everyone who has lost a loved one recently and that you will give them the comfort and peace that they need.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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