January 4 will mark three years since we lost our son. In some says that seems impossible. It was just the other day that I held him and rocked him. It was just the other day we said good-bye.
Then in other ways it feels like eons ago. These past three years have transformed me. My faith is deeper. My love is purer. My hope is solid. I am living the most authentic me as ever I have lived.
I lived. That’s a truth that was difficult to absorb. The simply fact that I lived and he did not evokes questions, doubt and even guilt.
But I come back to the facts. I lived.
There is a reason that the Sovereign appointed me to live. I must seek that reason and I better answer it’s call. I better live.
Maybe you are also on the other side of losing someone who gave you purpose. Maybe you are struggling to live. Maybe you don’t know where to start. Here it is…
Don’t let death define you.
Do not live under the shadow of death one more minute. Turn the lights on. Embrace these simple truths. And live.
Death is your enemy.
The last enemy … is death. 1 Cor. 15:26
“Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.” Rev. 1:17-18
You can live.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 1 John 4:15
Death is defeated.
The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 1 Cor. 15: 26