Death,where is your sting?

feetDeath stings the victim only once, but those left behind feel the pain of loss with every passing memory everyday. I remember when I lost my dad at the age of three; I was not old enough to understand he was gone but I knew it will take forever before I ever set my eyes on him again. That was one of my devastating moments because when the funeral was over, it was not over-it had just begun; feeling his absence.

However, worse than despair, worse than the bitterness of death, is hope! Hope that on one bright morning, we shall meet with our beloved friends and family who have slept.

GettyImages-157331532-57e975295f9b586c35bbd5c5I think the hardest part of losing someone is not having to say goodbye, but rather, it is learning to livd without them. Always trying to fill the void, the emptiness that is left inside your heart when they are gone. And trust me, you will never understand how terrible one feels to lose a father or brother even if you’ve lost a mother. These pains are totally different.

He will swallow death for all time, And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces. And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth. For the Lord has spoken. -Isaiah 25;8

He will wipe away all tears from their eyes;and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain:the former thigs have passed away.-Revelation 21;4

easterFriends, what have we to fear when a time is coming when we will mock death since it’s been defeated. You know Christ is telling us that He has the power over death, that He alone has the keys of death and of hades. You know when He comes, all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and will come forth. You remember the story of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. Christ only said, “Lazarus come forth! ” and lo! He did come forth.

How I long for the time I could tell death, “O grave, where is your victory? O death, where is your string? ”

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16 thoughts on “Death,where is your sting?

  1. Ma.#2ui&a8h30;kte volaste la barda! Nos diste en la cabezota a varios, y no solo por la parte financiera, bien dices que las emociones nos muestran muchas cosas… en todas las areas….no siempre la del dinero es la mas importante, pero si esta involucrada en todas.Gracias

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  2. I am more than glad that this was inspiring to you. You know even if one experienced the lose of a loved one, the next time it hits again, it feels like it is a whole new experience. But there’s hope. One day we shall meet them in the skies. Thank you for stopping by. 😊

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  3. A very deeply emotional post. Death is inevitable. But living with this truth can become a burden if it is a loved one we have lost. The warmth you displayed with your words in this post are truly encouraging to those who have and are experiencing from this grief. Thank you for this post

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  4. First, do take heart even us you go through such a tough moment. I know the thought of her in existence makes the wounds as fresh as today’s. I’m really sorry for the loss of your grandma. Trust me, God still cares for you even when you go through such a tough moment. He’s never changed. He is your comfort and your strength. Hide in Him and shall be well. Soon we shall meet our loved ones whom we had parted with. Very soon.

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  5. This article is extremely inspiring! I lost my grandma a few weeks ago and what you’ve written about having to live without them being the most difficult is unbelievably true πŸ™πŸ» Hope God gives us all the strength to pass through unbearable times like this.

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  6. I am really so sorry Naff over the death of your loved. Take heart. Just know that God is in control. He will never forsake you:He alone can bring comfort to your troubled soul. I’m glad this did give you some hope.

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  7. How God uses other people to address other people’s situations….thanks for this article it has surely touched me we just buried a loved one this weekend and yesterday was really hard for me but then gave me hope and told me that I have the power to stop the storm..It is and will be hard but it isn’t impossible and time will heal….πŸ˜”

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