Please accept my heartfelt condolences. It is always painful to lose a loved one. I
too have lost many dear ones to death.
No doubt you are familiar with the Lord’s prayer at Matthew 6. Jesus’ words in verse 10 have been a real source of hope for me, and I would like to share it with you. In that verse Jesus says: ‘Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.’ Nowhere in the Bible is sickness or death mentioned as occurring in heaven; hence, I look forward to seeing God’s will for the earth to be carried out just as it is in heaven.
The kingdom hope helps me to cope with my loss of loved ones. It also emphasizes Almighty God’s purpose for the earth- (Psalm 115:16; Psalm 37:29), and Jesus’ words at Luke 23:43 regarding Paradise.
One question you might want an answer to then Is: ‘How will God’s kingdom alleviate the pain death causes?’ An encouraging response is found in your Bible. –1 Corinthians 15:26.
I sincerely hope that these Scriptures and words serve as some comfort to you at this time.
Find answers to Bible questions at: jw.org
Friday March 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm