I enjoy good television shows and I especially like Masterpiece productions, such as Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, and Call the Midwife. Today’s post is from the recent episode of Call the Midwife, “You just keep living until you’re alive again.”
Grief is like a wet, hot, strangling humidity of the soul – it has the potential of smothering breath from a heart. I’ve seen people grieve like that – two women I love very much suffered such a grief. My own daughter and my very dear BFF in Florida. Both lost a loved one in two separate, heinous murders. Their grief consumed them.
When watching people go through difficult situations it is hard to know what to say or how to act around them. You don’t want to be too happy because you never want them to think you are insensitive to their grief, yet you don’t want to be overly sad dragging them down even more. Does that make sense? The best way I found is to be available. To listen. To care. To love. To share.
It is hard to watch someone you love so dearly keep living until they’re alive again.
But the day does come and for those walking through the grieving season with a loved one, the journey is bittersweet.
It is a journey of hope.
I honestly have no “earthly” idea why these words came to me today – but I trust Holy Spirit does and if it’s you, my heart and prayers are standing with you.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15.13