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A New Gament

At twenty two I was clothed in a new garment, grief, something that I will never shed this side of heaven. Over the years the robe I donned the day of that tragic accident has gotten thinner but I will carry this for the remainder of my life. There will be times when tears and pain will arise as memories return. A hole will remain in my heart and the complete person I was so long ago will always be missing. This is grief. I have learned to allow myself to feel these things when they happen. There will always be a bitter sweet side to my heart because of what death has done to me.

The hope I live on is the vision of heaven and the promise of seeing Larry again in that special place. In heaven God will remove the garments of grief that all of us who have grieved have carried on this earth. It says in Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Isaiah 61:3 says that He will, "Bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." May we all cling to these promises.

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