“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write , Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” -Revelation 14:13
Grief is a natural process we all go through when our love ones die. We reflect on the good times we had with them and often times many regret the time we didn’t spend with them. But in Revelation, it says how blessed they are who die in the Lord.
Think about that statement. We should be rejoicing! I can remember when my sister died and I knew she loved the Lord. She spoke of the goodness of God all the time. She kept the Bible beside her bed and prayed daily. She served God using her gift to reach wayward teen girls. Taking them in whenever needed. Stepping up to the role of becoming their surrogate mother, attending school meetings, buying clothing, and keeping them straight when needed. She lived her life with a love that was not of this world.
My heart broke the day she left me, but my spirit rejoiced that our father in heaven received her with open arms. She is at rest from her labors and I know she will be rewarded for her works in the Lord. After the hurt I became jealous she made it to heaven before I did. I live my life now, that I might live again and one day receive my rest as she did.
Knowing this to be truth let’s take the time and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ opening the invitation of salvation to our family members. That is as much a part of our work for God as it is to strangers. I am glad my family prayed for me because it was their prayers that got me to where I am today, saved, healed, and delivered.