Candle and Broom

Remember the story about the woman who chased down a lost coin with a candle and a broom?

Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?  And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ (Luke 15:8-9, KJV)

Sadly, some people treat their grief the same way. They keep searching for the old life; one that cannot be found, for nothing will ever be the same again.

Our loss is still a loss, but it is my experience that when we look, we find the comforting joy that only God can give.

Grief is like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”

– Anne Lamont

Prayer – Father, comfort us with the comfort of your unfailing love. (From Psalm 119:76, NIV) Amen

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