“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Donʼt be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. “I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.
Luke 12:4-8 NIV
It’s not nature and play alone that bring relief. It’s truth that has a chance to sink in, germinate and grow in nature that brings strength.
There is such a difference between being a Christian and actually having the mind of Christ. You can believe Christ as the Son of God to save you without really knowing everything he taught and thinking the way he thought and seeing the world as he said it was.
There really is no replacement for constant continual meditation on scripture. There is no other way to learn to see the world through the eyes of the person who created it. And right now, with the death of my husband, it means everything to learn to see the world through eyes that see more than the physical.
The way Jesus sees the world the death of the body was not of ultimate importance. The man who killed Shah could only kill the body, so in view of truth, it’s not the end. It’s not the worst. It was not a final victory for Satan. It was not a final loss for us.
Yes, we miss him more than words can say. We miss him more than breath can breathe. Our lives will never be the same. But this is not the end.
It’s wrong. It’s devistating. We cry daily and some days we just can’t do more. It’s was evil. But it will not have the last word. We will rejoice with him again.