People are social creatures. We need to be around others. That’s why some who are alone will have pets or become that crazy cat lady down the road. She’s found something to connect with.

And when you need comforting or support, there is no better place to get it than with your Christian family. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 reads, Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

I don’t know how people who do not have a Christian family make it through, especially at the time of someone’s death. Even if they have support, they have no hope of ever seeing that person again. I would hate that once someone died they are gone forever. I love the idea of seeing my grandfather one day.

I lost a friend over the weekend. We’d grown apart the last couple of years, but I still feel a loss. It’s just a nice feeling to know that one day I’ll get to see her with Jesus. I pray her family realizes she’s no longer in pain, and they will one day see her again. It’s easier for me to say that than for her daughter to feel it, even if she is a good Christian.

The pain from the loss of her mother cannot be soothed right now with good Christian words. Only hugs and love can help her. In time, she’ll remember the good times and the fact that one day she’ll feel her mother’s arms around her once again.

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