On Friday, I received a phone call from our neighbor, they needed a sitter that evening to attend a prayer service. The service was for one of her young teachers who very suddenly and unexpectedly lost her husband that morning. Married only 5 months, and 12 weeks along with their first child, a recent graduate from the local chiropractic college, this couple had their whole life ahead of them. I did not know them. I do not need to know them to know that this is a tragedy of which there may never be any answers until we get to heaven. Maybe.
And so, with life completely upended we look to Trust in the Lord and have Faith in His plan knowing it is always far better than we could possibly imagine….even in the midst of a black, thick fog of grief.
By Thy resurrection from the dead, O Christ, death no longer hath dominion over those who die in holiness. So, we beseech Thee, give rest to Thy servants in Thy sanctuary and in Abraham’s bosom. Grant it to those, who from Adam until now have adored Thee with purity, to our fathers and brothers, to our kinsmen and friends, to all men who have lived by faith and passed on their road to Thee, by a thousand ways, and in all conditions, and make them worthy of the heavenly kingdom.
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