Coping With Grief
I have a dear friend, a seminary professor, who died recently, leaving behind a wife and kids who are struggling with grief.
I have a dear brother whose wife left him for another man just last week. He too is struggling with grief right now.
The death of a husband, the death of a marriage. There are a lot of similarities between the two.
And yet when I read things like this - Libbie's reflections on life after Al - I am hopeful, because there is life after death - God is a God of resurrections. He raises the dead. Dead people. Dead marriages. And those two things - hope in the face of death, and the reality of resurrection - are very, very foreign to this world in which we live.
Libbie is a great example of what that hope looks like in there here and now, and so I find myself wondering (and hoping) whether God might not somehow miraculously save my brother's marriage, or at least grant him the grace to walk through that death the way Libbie has walked through Al's.
I am not sure whether he has any such hope right now, so I am hoping for him, looking forward to seeing what God will do.