“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more,
neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
A good friend’s son died unexpectedly over the weekend. His life was cut too short too soon. Of course my friend is devastated. Losing a child is one of the hardest things that a mom can go through. It makes many of us ask, “Why, God? Why?”
But instead of asking that question, which only God knows the answer to, today I’m asking “Where?” Where can my friend go for comfort? How can I help her?
In 1999 Ruth Stoecker’s oldest son was killed in an automobile accident. She said that she felt like she had been slammed into a brick wall. Yet, years later, from her heartache has come much good as she has counseled those with grieving hearts. In Ruth’s article, “10 Ways to Help Parents With Grieving Hearts,” she wrote that one grieving mother said, “It’s not the words you spoke; it’s the tear you left on my cheek.”
So, for my friend and anyone who has ever lost a child, I weep for your loss today. And I pray that you will somehow be comforted by Almighty God who will one day wipe away every tear.
If you have lost a child, how can I comfort my friend?
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