Early on in our grief journey the tears never seem to stop. It’s as if we are draining a bottomless well of pain filled tears. Just when we think there are no more tears left – grief wells up and our hearts aches again and again and again…
The pain of losing someone we love, is so overwhelming, yet as time passes… and we “journey through” our grief, we are able to see new horizons and feel again the warm breeze on our cheeks, instead of the endless tides of tears.
However, sometimes for no apparent reason a thought or a picture of our loved one, will cross our minds and with it brings a wave of tears and heartache. I think the tears are a reminder of the love we shared on this journey and yet gives us the opportunity to pray for our loved one and also for ourselves.
The tears of missing someone can be a blessed gift because it is a reminder of the deep spiritual connection that we feel with this person and of the loved that we have shared – a love that remains with us to and through eternity. The love we have for someone who has died, to this life, does not end…it never ends…
1 Corinthians 13
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.”