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?
hearts and all.
Where will our help come from?
Our help will come from the Lord.
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.
3 He heals the broken-hearted
and bandages their wounds.