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Grief Observed

"Death is the most offensive reality that we face in life. It comes whether we want it or not. Death separates temporarily our ability to continue our relationship with those who have left us. Death's grip has been swallowed up in victory, but the hot tears we experience, until we meet again is more than the heart can bear. The brokenness we feel as the fragility of life transitions to another address, grips us because it gives you no warning, no sign, just a moment, a breathe, and then its gone. The transition is upon us at that moment. Our heart breaks with such compassion; we are paralysed in frozen moments of time, collecting our thoughts of those relationships that are no longer able to be made or shared one to one. It is as if, time stands still. We weep and grieve with full knowledge we can't go back, we can't go forward, we must stand and face death in the eyes and admit it has come. We are all appointed once, for us to live, die, and then comes the Judgement. For those of us who hope in our confession of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; yes though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil. For we will dwell in the home of the Lord forever." - Dr. Todd Horton.


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