Sorrow’s Lesson #loss

parchment tears

tomorrow’s harvest is empty

no baby for her arms

Burying 2 children (for different families) in one day is overwhelming for us, but it sadly is not uncommon for our Ugandan family. Just 2 weeks ago, one village buried 10 boys playing soccer when the lightening hit.

Jesus as He sojourned on this dirty planet not only saw but lived the sorrow of living.

Consider:”Love your neighbor as yourself” which He considered the second greatest commandment after “Love God.”Matthew 5:43

Loving your neighbor means holding her dead baby while she throws her grieving body on a matte. Loving your neighbor means supporting her as she hears that her husband has left for another woman and took the children. Loving your neighbor means holding a weak arm that reaches toward heaven with one last breath.

We are being faced with daily choices to be the best we can be in loving our neighbor or being the worst we can be (thus hating our neighbor.) Yes these are challenging times but the sorrows we face can make us stronger when we clasp hands with another and press forward.

Jesus was unloved by mankind. “He was despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him…” Isaiah 53:3