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What About the Grief?

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The stock market dwindles before our eyes. Jobs that barely provide food and shelter for families are being halted. Businesses are being told to shut their doors for the sake of the public, churches are shuttering their doors…but who is addressing the grief?
Perhaps your state has not yet felt the large losses of life that other states are facing. The people who are experiencing the loss of a loved one may not even be able to have a memorial. Money can be earned, borrowed, gifted, invested and stockpiled. Life cannot. Once we say goodbye to a loved one and they leave this world, our world changes forever.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I sense the grief. We know more people will pass due to either the virus or complications. Will I know them? Does anyone really cares?
Media pundits love spitting out numbers of cases and kits and deaths. I haven’t heard anyone address the loss of family members, or unfamiliar souls who deserve the dignity of remembrance of their life.
All the cliche’s are short and sweet about this life as we know it, but things are changing fast. Anyone hoping the government will take away their fears or make them better are counting on the wrong source.
Just a few months ago we were arguing about what to call each other, now more serious issues are beginning to shed light on what is important. I haven’t heard one news report on any person on the list of infected or deceased people referred to by their sexual identity. It doesn’t seem to matter when a life is lost, there is only reason to grieve.
Because we are Americans, many of us may childishly think we are immortal or untouchable when it comes to losing control of our environment. We have lost control and many of us will be affected, if not by the disease it will be the grief.
It’s never too late, too corny or too morbid to get right with God. Maybe that’s part of the reason for the pandemic. I am not suggesting cruelty from God, I am suggesting the removal of His hand of protection from a world who kills it’s unborn, interferes with and alters gender and has no regard or respect for His plan for the family to include a man as a father and a woman as a mother.
The reality of one true God has been proven through history. One God, and one son who said, ‘I and the Father are one.”
America if full of churches and people who say they are Christians. Our first defense is admitting our offense; sins of omission, commission, playing church, lack of repentance, commitment and knowledge of the Word of God. Let the church be the redeeming factor in this pandemic. Let all of us be led to a different grief; one of repentance, for taking what we’ve been given so lightly.

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