Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24
We’ve been punched in the gut. Hard. On Wednesday, Bubby did not wake up. No one expects that of one-year old who went to bed laughing and happy. Our hearts are broken with his parents Jimmy and Janet, and grandparents Tina and Kurt and uncle Isaac. Gut-wrenching indeed.
We grasp for things to say to lessen the pain. But nothing really takes this pain away. False sentiments have a way making the hurt worse. Best to listen, share the pain, shed the tears, express sorrow. It’s time for the public work of mourning so that the personal work of grieving can also be done. If you want to know how to help, then contact me for some pointers.
Scripture and science tell of a profound unity that connects everything together in light and energy. Quanta here affect quanta on the other side of the universe. God know every hair on our heads and every hope we whisper.
The hope of the resurrection is more than the dead yet living again. The hope of the resurrection is also that we don’t let death confuse us about the implicate order by which God holds us all eternally, in this age and in the next. Bubby and we all dwell in that order of God. Bubby’s light and energy still abound and bounce across the universe he unleashed them in this world during his year of life and laughter. Those who held him and played with him know how his energy and light even now hold true.
Jesus said to Martha, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.’
Grace and peace,
Pr Russell Meyer