I’m becoming aware that I like to quote Ann Voskamp. A lot. Honestly, I find that she has a writer’s way with words that speaks my own feelings better than I often can. Such is the case with something she wrote about grief and loss that speaks perfectly to all those who mourn.
“I am David lamenting, ‘O Lord, why…? (Psalm 101:1). Why this broken world punched through with losses? “O Lord, how long? (Psalm 13:1). How long until every baby thrives and all children sleep down the hall from a mom and dad wrapped up in love, and each womb swells with vigorous life, and every single cancer clinic sits empty and we all grow old together?’…He takes the empty hands and draws me close to the thrum of Love. You may suffer loss but in Me is anything ever lost, really? Isn’t everything that belongs to Christ also yours? Loved ones lost still belong to Him–then aren’t they still yours? Aren’t then all provisions, in Christ yours? If you haven’t lost Christ, child, nothing is ever lost. Remember, through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God’ (Acts 12:22 NASB).” (Ann Voskamp)