My friend is heartbroken. You see, Mary Andrusiak, her mom, recently died. It was very difficult for Andrea to watch this dear 80 year young widow, once full of life and vigor, slowly fade away from cancer. After her mom’s death, Andrea reminisced, “Dave, I used to see her everyday. She wasn’t just my mother, she was my best friend.” The pain in her voice said it all for me.
Dying a Lonely Death as a Single Person
We hear many sad stories of folks who are single-never married, divorced or widowed, and who face sickness and death alone with no one to support them. Considering that over 25% of US households are run by singles, fear of being alone in death is a legitimate concern many singles have. Thankfully, Mary had a loving daughter who took care of her to the end of her life on earth.
Hope After Death
Dealing with grief over the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult things to endure. While Andrea misses her mom terribly, she knows the parting is only a temporary arrangement, and looks forward to the day when they will meet again. Yes, the wonderful thing for Christians is that death is not the end, but the beginning of eternal life with Jesus in Heaven. No more pain or tears or dying. Thank God Mary is now more alive than ever before!
Bible Verse of Day
~Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him…therefore, encourage each other with these words~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14,18