3GT Short: On Grieving

With hearts still raw from a number of unexpected deaths, we gather together to briefly discuss the role and place of grieving.

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  1. Steve Rockhill February 12, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    Thank you gentleman for this broadcast on an important topic and one that is very real for me and my congregation as we have been going through another season of grief and sorrow. I don’t know if we, as a congregation, grieve well; but we have certainly grieved often. As I have endured personal losses as well as those in ministry, I have come to realize more and more that death is certainly a most wretched curse. Even in those situations where death seems to be a blessing because it brings relief from the suffering of cancer and disease – those who are left behind to grieve must deal with the consequences and reality of this curse because their loved one is no longer with them. The trends in our culture to paint death as “natural” or to cover over grief with a “celebration of life” are vain attempts to avoid dealing with the effects of the curse placed on the human race because of Adam’s first sin. There is no comfort to be found in such vanity. Of course, for those of us who trust in Christ for salvation, our only hope and comfort is in Jesus Christ who paid for sin and conquered this wretched curse of death by rising from the dead – securing our own resurrection hope! But, even here we need to be cautious (and realistic). For even though we do not grieve as those who have no hope; we do still grieve. And that grief is often difficult and painful. Peace in Christ, Steve

    • Barry York February 12, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

      Steve,

      Glad you found the podcast helpful. We have been praying for you in your losses.

      And thanks for sharing your thoughts to which I say a quiet Amen.

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