The Loss

Such Great Loss

2 Corinthians 4:17-18
New Living Translation (NLT)

17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.


Such Great Loss

What could I do or say?
What words could give relief?
What gesture could convey?
The depth of this great grief,

A parent should not stand
Over a child being laid to rest,
The sorrow’s too hard to understand,
The pain too much to be expressed,

So walk with them and be a friend,
Listen more than you try to speak,
There’s nothing in words they’ll comprehend
When a hug is all they seek.

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

You alone know the full grief of the loss of a child. A grief so great that the Earth shook, the sun turned dark, and the angels waited for the command to rescue him…but you gave him up for us. Thank You!

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