I wanted to center around the five stages of death and dying, but did not want to just stay there. To better explain, I feel these stages, as they have been presented, only touch upon the emotional aspects. I believe you not only have the emotional, but also physical and spiritual. We have all of these interacting with each other, whether you are dying in the physical, experiencing the dying of a characteristic or even experiencing death as you deal with the pending loss or loss of a loved one.
God can surely fill the loss, heal the hurt, or give a life replacement to those things that have died. I have experienced a loss of parents, relatives, friends, and a brother. It has been several years since my brother has died. There is healing and acceptance, but still grief and sadness. God could assuredly heal the pain I am going through and has for the most part. I asked God to even remove some more of the grief too, but his response was that if he did that, he would have to remove the memories. Memories bring back the grief, but also reinforce the joy of the life I had lived with. So, in that instance, I would not want this to be removed.
©2013 Patrick J. Vaughan (P)2013 Erin Clark Voice
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