Death is a friend — not something to dread and fear. In our sorrow, there is One we can trust. We may trust the Holy One. Death comes under His jurisdiction.
I have given much thought to death because I have spent a lot of time with grieving families in funeral homes and cemeteries. I have gone there hundreds of times for graveside services and the burial of dear ones loved by family and respected in the community. Always, this is an act of faith — never an empty ritual.
In such moments, we discover “heaven-faith” is for real, offering us strong comfort. I have personally experienced God’s comfort in my grief. I believe in the Most High God and in heaven. And I believe we “adventure” faith to a wholly different kind of existence beyond this earthly life.
”Heaven-faith” teaches us to wait upon the Lord. To wait upon the Lord is to do everything I can to manage my grief in the near term and to trust God for the long term.
This is an excerpt from The Grief Letter: Buhler, Fran: 9781981978137: Books – Amazon