"If you love your father and mother more than you love
me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more
than me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you refuse to take up your
cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your
life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for me you will save it."
"And the children of Israel wept for
Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. So the days of weeping and
mourning for Moses ended." Deut 34:8
"Then Joseph fell on his father's face,
and wept over him, and kissed him. And Joseph commanded his servants the
physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.
Forty days were required for him, for such are the days required for those who
are embalmed; and the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days." Gen
Death of a Loved One
You have come face to face with the death of your loved
ones. Death separates you from them. Death seems to be a cold and
cruel barrier and it seems to mock all the love burning in your heart. In
your pain, you question my wisdom in allowing your treasured loved one to die
when you still need them.
I am now giving you my answer:
Your loved ones are mine. They belong to me. They
are a gift given to you only for a temporary time. They did not
belong to you.
I know that you feel intense grief at the loss of your loved
ones. To prolong this grief is not in my will. Your
treasured loved ones are with me. They are in my peace and safekeeping.
I will remain with you forever--in life and death. The
path set before you is one that you walk with me . Others might join your
path, but in time, they will be called to follow another way.
Learn to rely on my love. I must be the center of your
love. That is how you are created--to receive my love first before anyone
else. Step into my hiding place that is given to you for a special communion
with me. I want you to receive my love.
Do not suffer needlessly.
My First Year With Jesus
Please love and keep each other,
as my Farther said to do
for I can't count the blessing
or love he has for each of you.
So have a life of happiness
and wipe away that tear.
Remember that I will be with Jesus Christ this