Prayer Devotional: Day 179

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. – John 10:27‭-‬28 NIV

In this world, there is death.

My dad passed away on March 14th, and because of that, I never quite know if I will feel okay of if I will feel out of sorts even if years have passed. Grief is a feeling that really never goes away.

When a loved one dies, it feels like they were snached away. It feels like they are gone. There is no statitute of limitations on grief. There is no set amount of time that the pain of losing a loved one goes away and everything goes back to normal gain. Grief is exhausting.

Will I ever forget that my dad died that day? Anniversaries are normally happy but not that kind.

Jesus promises eternal life. This life isn’t the only one we can have if we believe in Jesus. He has conquered death, and even though death still has its sting, it’s not final. Believers in Christ have hope that there will be a tomorrow after one chapter on Earth closes. Amen.

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