Grief is Love - Preparation

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God.
1 John 4:7a NRSV


At the heart of grief is love. Love is from God and therefore eternal. We love because God first loved us. God’s love is for us all and is over all. God’s love is all-inclusive, abundant, and infinite. If you love, you live in the nature of God. As with love, death is a part of life. Death has not parted you from your loved one. In love you are bound together forever, because love never dies.


God, grief illuminates your presence as the source of all love. I am grateful for love, your indwelling spirit. Amen. Assurance: Love is from God.


Love is from God.