Christianity is a resurrection faith. “Christ has indeed been raised from the dead,” proclaimed the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 15:20). By the resurrection, God revealed that Jesus was truly the Christ and that death did not, would not, have the last word—not for Jesus and not for us. But our faith in the resurrection does not totally remove the sting of death. For the loved ones of a dying person, grieving may also begin well before death occurs, whenever the finality of death sinks in. It is common for those grieving a loved one to experience overwhelming feelings of helplessness, anger, guilt, loneliness, and sometimes even relief after prolonged suffering of the deceased. The memorial or funeral service can be an overwhelming event for those experiencing these kinds of emotions. Praying God’s grace and peace to you during this difficult time.
The Highpoint Team
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