God – Recently, three exceptional humans in Houston, Rusty Howard, Will Cannon, and John Fedorko, died. Rusty’s Barbara, Will’s Jane and John’s Jana and their family and friends are grieving. They have hearts in need of our prayers and Your healing.
Just yesterday, I learned that a longtime friend and unnamed World War II hero and one of America’s last living Ace’s is in hospice care. Preparing to make his final flight on the wings of angels to Heaven. To salute You, the God he served. The God who gave him the Land and Country he dearly loved.
The inspirational quote posted here has an unknown author. But, the children You have gifted with loving hearts know what it means to grieve.
Grieving is not confined to the death of those we have loved or who loved us. Grief is born in the separation from a close friend. Divorce. The loss of a job. The death of a dream. Bankruptcy. The onset of cancer or other illness. Although the sources of grief are many, You are the One True God. The source of life over death. Holy light over the darkness of grief. The beacon of hope to those who struggle in the dark to navigate the process of grief.
God, in prayer, please assure all who grieve that grieving does change; but that Your love for them never does.
God, in prayer, please give peace to those who grieve. That their loved ones dwell with You. That life and the living of it do not end with death. Yet, in You, the ending is a new beginning for their departed in Heaven. A blessed opportunity to grow in their faith in You and Your plans for them on Earth.
Yet He lives.
We live and love.
So we can die in You.
In dying we live eternal life.
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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 145-lawyer full-service firm in Houston, Dallas, and Waco, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to the Bending Angel website.