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Moments for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One


This devotional provides care, comfort, and counsel to those who have lost a loved one. Meditations are based on the most common questions and concerns expressed by listeners of the New Life Live! radio program. Tyndale House Publishers

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This devotional provides care, comfort, and counsel to those who have lost a loved one. Meditations are based on the most common questions and concerns expressed by listeners of the New Life Live! radio program. Tyndale House Publishers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576835685
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/14/2004
  • Series: New Life Live Meditations Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.55 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

LOIS RABEY has been writing and speaking for more than twenty years on a wide range of topics. Her ministry began when her first husband was killed in a tragic accident, leaving Lois to rear their two young daughters by herself. The author of nine books, Lois and her husband, Steve, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Moments for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One

By Lois Mowday Rabey


Copyright © 2004 Lois Rabey
All right reserved.

ISBN: 1-57683-568-5

Chapter One

Moment One

Jesus Makes the Difference

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Psalm 116:15

I can imagine that these words from Psalm 116 stir some mixed emotions for you as you face life without your loved one. Your loss doesn't seem "precious" to you; it has left you feeling devastated. These words even seem contradictory, because the Bible calls death an enemy. Why would Scripture record this sentiment and attribute it to God?

Only one answer: Jesus conquered death. Those who trust in Him move past death to eternal life in the very presence of the Lord. Our loss is heaven's gain.

"But I want my loved one back," you say to God in honest confession.

I remember well the early days of loss. My broken heart didn't much care about being unselfish and willingly accepting the growth in heaven's population (at my expense).

And yet, as I calmed my spirit and settled my emotions, I could find comfort in the words of this psalm. I could picture Jack entering into the presence of the Lord and running into the arms of the One who loved him more than I did. Seeing Jack as precious in God's eyes softened the ache in my own empty arms. I wanted my pain to go away as quickly as possible, but I felt happy for the victory over death that Jack enjoyed.

The pain of loss lingers, but that reality isn't as bad as it sounds. After all, it is because of love that loss is so painful. You will eventually heal and learn to live with the scar on your soul, but you will always be touched by the memory of the presence of that missing loved one.

Pain lessens, and healing brings great comfort and freedom. You keep breathing and moving and growing, and one day, joy blooms where only sorrow lived.

None of us would choose to lose loved ones just so that they could be with God in heaven. But how unbelievable that hope lives in us in the face of death! Death pierces our lives in this fallen world, but heaven awaits us in the next.

Maybe you are reading this and you feel unsure if your loved one lives in heaven. We are not called to judge. I believe that God touches the hearts of people beyond what we can see or hear. We haven't yet moved to the other side of death, so we don't know what mysteries of God's love might be revealed there.

Faith in Christ purchases our place in heaven, but we cannot know what happens in the souls of dying people. Only God treads that mysterious land. He certainly has the power to reveal Himself to them without our knowledge. Leave your loved one in God's hands and move toward the healing He offers you.

If you don't know Jesus personally, now is the time to invite Him into your own life and trust Him as your Savior. He will walk with you through and beyond your grief. Admit to Him your own failings and accept His gift of life eternal as His beloved child.


Excerpted from Moments for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One by Lois Mowday Rabey Copyright © 2004 by Lois Rabey. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2005

    a very comforting book in a time of need

    after the loss of my mother to a sudden stroke this book was a very strong source of healing and gave me comfort to know that someone had been through a similiar loss. her stories are very appropriate and provided much needed guidance during this difficult time. i highly recommend it to anyone that has lost a loved one.

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