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Our help will come from the Lord

Inevitably we have to face the death of people we love.


But bereavement and grief come in many guises,

not only that of death.


Loss is a fact of life –


loss of employment, 

whether the shock of redundancy 

or the scary prospect of retirement;


loss of a relationship,

whether by betrayal or abandonment or simple drifting apart;


loss of home and possessions

by fire or flood;


loss of health, mobility, sight, hearing;


loss of trust,

by some foolish action or words of our own;


and can we even imagine the trauma of refugees 

who have simply lost everything,

including their dignity and sense of place in life?


Everything broken,

hearts and all.


Where will our help come from?

Our help will come from the Lord.



Constant God,

you heal the broken-hearted 

and bandage their wounds.


You alone have the words of life.


Your light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness has never put it out.

Psalm 147: 3

3 He heals the broken-hearted
    and bandages their wounds.


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