Life After Loss
I’ve been pondering loss lately. I was praying on Saturday for the children’s birth family and thinking about the loss that they have all suffered. I’ve also been hit with the reality of our loss of having babies – sweet, little brand new babies. I was reading this morning, and the author talks about how we will eventually lose everything we have on earth – family, children, youth, success, material items. Life is full of loss. Keller says that we are all suffering from depression and sadness in our heart because we know, deep down, that everything we have will eventually be lost. We are merely playing “beat the clock” and trying to forget this reality.
But, there is hope! When we trust in Christ as our savior and as the source of all life and goodness, we gain the only thing that matters. As Paul says, For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Phil 1:21). As Christians, we are called to die daily (2 Cor 15:31) and to break loose the idols of the world (Psa 135:15-18). But, in losing everything, we gain Christ, which is everything. All things are in Christ – he is the authority over the earth. If we are in Christ, we have all that he has.
Not sure if I’m making sense, praise God for his unbounding grace.