While on vacation in Florida, I had a chance to talk with one of the neighbors, also a vacationer. We talked briefly about baseball, the beach, and getting away from the winter snow, but then the conversation became serious. n this podcast Tony discusses the loss of a loved one and the grieving process.
Scripture: â€śWhen Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Martha said to Jesus, â€śLord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.â€ť Â John 11:20-21
â€śJesus said to her, â€śYour brother will rise.â€ť Martha said to him, â€śI know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.â€ť Jesus told her, â€śI am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?â€ť John 11:23-26
â€śWhen Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, â€śLord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.â€ť Â John 11:32
â€śSo Jesus said to them, untie him and let him go.â€ť Â John 11:44
Reflections: Does that fact that Jesus wept give you consolation that even He felt the great loss of a friend? Â Do you need to untie a loved one and let them go free to the arms of Jesus? Â What is the tomb of your life that has separated you from God?
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