Released from grief, celebrating the good

One dictionary defines grief as “intense emotional suffering caused by loss, disaster, misfortune, etc.; acute sorrow.” The operative word there, at least for me, is loss, which is probably the bottom line for every form of this emotion. The key to overcoming grief is to gain the understanding that, with God, nothing good can ever be lost.

Over two decades ago, my husband passed away suddenly when our three daughters were all still in college. He had been hospitalized, but we were anticipating his homecoming when the situation changed. I was notified of this change, but when I got to the hospital, he was already gone. I was numb with shock. As I drove the long trip home, all that filled my thought was this verse from Hymn 148 in the Christian Science Hymnal:

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August 13, 2018

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