January 16 – Loss

Todays Bible Lesson is one on loss.
Death sucks. On one hand, it is a homecoming. You get to be one with the Lord. His promises of redemption and everlasting life are fulfilled. At the same time, there is emptiness, loss, and loneliness. I learned today of that my grandmother, Nancy Cammarano, passed late last night. She is not in pain and she is at peace.
I am torn on many levels. I am saddened by her loss. Sad for my mother and uncle, cousins and family. She will definitely be missed. I’m regretful of things I didn’t say or do, I talked a little about that yesterday.

I am upset on how my faith handles the next world. My grandmother was Jewish her whole life. She believed in God, believed in His word and his power. She was accepting of my believing in Jesus and the healing power of God. She was open about faith and putting everything to God. My faith says No one comes to the father except through the Son (John 14:6). The bible also says that Jews are the holy people and chosen (Deuteronomy 14:2). It also says “You only have I singled out of all the families on the earth: therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities” Amos 3:2.

I know our God is loving and forgiving. I hope when I die I see her again and she has gone to be with the father. I am struggling with this more than I thought I would.
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“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.” – Revelation 21:4

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Grandma,
I miss you and love you. Thank you for everything you did for me growing up. Thank you for being there. Thank you for taking care of me. Thank you for showing me faith. I miss you.
Love
Solly

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