February 15th, 2017
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Grief, like winter, is ushered in unwelcome and uninvited. Though we cannot die of grief, it certainly feels as if we can. Life as we have known it simply disappears in the blink of an eye, and there are moments when we feel as if the cold and darkness will never end. However, I believe in a God whose Word says, “I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you” (Isaiah 46:4b).
The promise of a God who will sustain and carry is only matched by the provision of a God who has overcome the world. Wrapped in the treasure of the gospel is the truth of the resurrection and the promise of eternal life for those who trust in Him. The sting of separation endured in the experience of loss is hushed by the inherent power of the gospel to transform lives. There is hope in the face of death because, as the resurrection of our Lord ensures, the darkness always surrenders to light, and there is no night that doesn’t end.
Author: Lori Miller